Lukas Egli


Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Department of Ecological Modelling

Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig

Building 1.0, Room 213

Tel.: +49 341 235-482309    

Lukas Egli

Research interests

  • Agent-based modelling
  • Resilience
  • Socio-ecological systems
  • Ecosystem services
  • Telecoupling
  • Nature conservation

Curriculum vitae

Since Feb. 2017 PhD Student
Department of Ecological Modelling, UFZ
Oct. 2016 – Dec. 2016 Research Assistant
KORA Carnivore Ecology and Wildlife Management
July 2016 – Oct. 2016 Research Assistant
Department for agriculture and nature, Bern
Oct. 2014 – Nov. 2016 Project Assistant
Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Oct. 2013 – Mar. 2016 Master of International Nature Conservation
Georg-August-University Goettingen
Germany, Lincoln University
Feb. 2016 – Mar. 2016
June 2013 – July 2013
July 2012 – Mar. 2013
Research Assistant
Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland
Jan. 2015 – Apr. 2015 Intern
Computational Landscape Ecology, UFZ
Sept. 2009 – July 2012 Bachelor of Science in Biology
University of Zurich


Egli, L., Meyer, C., Scherber, C., Kreft, H., Tscharntke, T. (2018). Winners and losers of national and global efforts to reconcile agricultural intensification and biodiversity conservation. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.14076. Link   

Soofi, M., Ghoddousi, A., Zeppenfeld, T., Shokri, S., Soufi, M., Jafari, A., Ahmadpour, M., Qashqaei, A.T., Egli, L., Ghadirian, T., Raeesi Chahartaghi, N., Zehzad, B., Kiabi, B.H., Khorozyan, I., Balkenhol, N., Waltert, M. (2018). Livestock grazing in protected areas and its effects on large mammals in the Hyrcanian forest, Iran, Biological Conservation 217, 377-382. Link

Ghoddousi, A., Egli, L., Soofi, M., Khorozyan, I., Waltert, M. (2017). After sanctions: the urge to upgrade and integrate conservation in Iran. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15(1), 9-10. Link

Ghoddousi, A., Soofi, M., Hamidi, A.K., Ashayeri, S., Egli, L., Ghoddousi, S., Speicher, J., Khorozyan, I., Kiabi, B.H., Waltert, M. (2017). Decline of ungulate populations calls for urgent actions against poaching in Iranian protected areas. Oryx, doi: Link

Ghoddousi, A., Soofi, M., Hamidi, A.K., Lumetsberger, T., Egli, L., Ashayeri, S.,Khorozyan, I., Kiabi, B.H., Waltert, M. (2017). When pork is not on the menu: assessing trophic competition between large carnivores and poachers. Biological Conservation 209, 223-229. Link

Soofi, M., Ghoddousi, A., Hamidi, A.K., Abadi, B.G.J., Egli, L., Voinopol-Sassu, A.J., et al. (2017). Precision and reliability of indirect population assessments for the Caspian red deer (Cervus elaphus maral). Wildlife Biology, doi: Link

Soofi, M., Egli, L., Ghoddousi, A., Shokri, S., Soufi, M., Rabei, K., Hadipour, E., Hosseini, M., Kiabi, B., Walter, M. (2017). The population status and distribution of Caspian red deer (maral) Cervus elaphus maral in Iran. DSG Newsletter 29, 4-15. Link

Ghoddousi, A., Soofi, M., Hamidi, A.K., Lumetsberger, T., Egli, L., Khorozyan, I., Kiabi, B.H., Waltert, M. (2016). Assessing the role of livestock in big cat prey choice using spatiotemporal availability patterns. PLoS ONE 11(4), e0153439. Link

Soofi, M., Ghoddousi, A., Egli, L., Khorozyan, I., Waltert, M. (2016). Letter to the editor: Incorrect identification of study species. Comparative Clinical Pathology 26, 9. Link


Ecology Across Borders 2017, Ghent
Exploring resilience with agent-based models: state of the art, knowledge gaps and suggestions to cope with multi-dimensionality

Conservation Asia 2016, Singapore
Trade-offs between agricultural intensification and biodiversity conservation at national and global scales


Student Conference on Conservation Science 2016, Cambridge
Developing Monitoring Methods for Ungulate Conservation in Rugged Landscapes


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