Tomas Vaclavik

Tomáš Václavík


Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Computational Landscape Ecology
Permoserstr. 15 | 04318 Leipzig | Germany

phone: +49 341 235 1952
fax: +49 341 235 1939


  • Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
  • Landscape Ecology and Biogeography
  • Species Distribution Modeling
  • Land Use/Land Cover Change


2007 - 2011 Ph.D., Geography (Applied GIScience), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC, USA
2008 RNDr., Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
2006 - 2007 Fulbright fellow, Clark University, MA, USA
2001 - 2004 M.Sc., Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
1998 - 2001 B.Sc., Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic


GLUES: Global Assessment of Land Use Dynamics, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ecosystem Services

LEGATO: Land-use intensity and Ecological Engineering – Assessment Tools for risks and Opportunities in irrigated rice based production systems


Václavík, T., Langerwisch, F., Cotter, M., Fick, J., Häuser, I., Hotes, S., Kamp, J., Settele, J., Spangenberg, J., Seppelt, R. (2016): Investigating potential transferability of place-based research in land system science. Environmental Research Letters 11(9): 095002. DOI

Delzeit, R., Zabel, F., Meyer, C., Václavík, T. (2016): Addressing future trade-offs between biodiversity and cropland expansion to improve food security. Regional Environmental Change (in press). DOI

Karlin, M., Václavík, T., Chadwick, J., Meentemeyer, R.K. (2016): Habitat use by adult red wolves, Canis rufus, in an agricultural landscape, North Carolina, USA. Mammal Study 41(2): 87–95. DOI

Förster, J., Barkmann, J., Fricke, R., Hotes, S., Kleyer, M., Kobbe, S., Kübler, D., Rumbaur, C., Siegmund-Schultze, M., Seppelt, R., Settele, J., Spangenberg, J., Tekken, V., Václavík, T., Wittmer, H. (2015): Assessing ecosystem services for informing land use decisions: a problem-oriented approach. Ecology and Society 20(3): 31. DOI

Kehoe, L., Kuemmerle, T., Meyer, C., Levers, C., Vaclavik, T., Kreft, H. (2015): Global patterns of agricultural land-use intensity and vertebrate diversity. Diversity and Distributions 21(11): 1308–1318. DOI

Hohl, A., Vaclavik, T., Meentemeyer, R.K. (2014): Go with the flow: Geospatial analytics to quantify hydrologic landscape connectivity for passively dispersed microorganisms. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 28(8): 1626-1641. (Special Issue: Spatial Ecology) DOI

Beckmann, M., Vaclavik, T., Manceur, A.M., Sprtova, L., von Wehrden, H., Welk, E., Cord, A.F. (2014): glUV: A global UV-B radiation dataset for macroecological studies. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5(4): 372–383. DOI

Gerstner, K., Dormann, C.F., Vaclavik, T., Kreft, H., Seppelt, R. (2014): Accounting for geographical variation in species-area relationships improves the prediction of plant species richness at the global scale. Journal of Biogeography, 41(2): 261-273. DOI

Vaclavik, T., Lautenbach, S., Kuemmerle, T., Seppelt, R. (2013): Mapping global land system archetypes. Global Environmental Change 23(6): 1637-1647. DOI

Cord, A.F., Meentemeyer, R.K., Leitão, P.J., Vaclavik, T. (2013): Modelling species distributions with remote sensing data: bridging disciplinary perspectives. Journal of Biogeography 40(12): 2226-2227. DOI

Meentemeyer, R.K., Haas, S.E. & Vaclavik, T. (2012): Landscape epidemiology of emerging infectious diseases in natural and human-altered ecosystems. Annual Review of Phytopathology 50: 379-402. DOI

Vaclavik, T. & Meentemeyer, R.K. (2012): Equilibrium or not? Modelling potential distribution of invasive species in different stages of invasion. Diversity and Distributions 18(1): 73-83. DOI

Vaclavik, T., Kupfer, J.A., Meentemeyer, R.K. (2012): Accounting for multi-scale spatial autocorrelation improves performance of invasive species distribution modelling (iSDM). Journal of Biogeography 39(1): 42-55. DOI

Vaclavikova, M., Vaclavik, T., Kostkan, V. (2011): Otters vs. fishermen: Stakeholders' perceptions of otter predation and damage compensation in the Czech Republic. Journal for Nature Conservation 19(2): 95-102. DOI

Kovacs, K., Vaclavik, T., Haight, R.G., Pang, A., Cunniffe, N.J., Gilligan, C.A., Meentemeyer, R.K. (2011): Predicting the economic costs and property value losses attributed to sudden oak death damage in California (2010-2020). Journal of Environmental Management 92(4): 1292-1302. DOI

Vaclavik, T., Kanaskie, A., Hansen, E.M., Ohmann, J.L., Meentemeyer, R.K. (2010): Predicting potential and actual distribution of sudden oak death in Oregon: Prioritizing landscape contexts for early detection and eradication of disease outbreaks. Forest Ecology and Management 260(6): 1026-1035. DOI

Ellis, A.M., Vaclavik, T., Meentemeyer, R.K. (2010): When is connectivity important? A case study of the spatial pattern of sudden oak death. Oikos 119(3): 485-493. DOI

Vaclavik, T. & Meentemeyer, R.K. (2009): Invasive species distribution modeling (iSDM): Are absence data and dispersal constraints needed to predict actual distributions? Ecological Modelling 220(23): 3248-3258. DOI

Vaclavik, T. & Rogan, J. (2009): Identifying trends in land use/land cover changes in the context of post-socialist transformation in Central Europe: A case study of the greater Olomouc region, Czech Republic. GIScience & Remote Sensing 46(1): 54-76. DOI