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Thorsten Wiegand (PhD Marburg University) is a Senior Scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, and lecturer at the Escuela para Graduados

Faculdad de Agronomia -  Universidad de Buenos  Aires.

Dr. Wiegand also serves as subject editor of Ecography and Oikos, and in the editorial board of Landscape Ecology.

 

 

 

Dr. habil. Thorsten Wiegand
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Ecological Modelling
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig
Germany

Tel.  +49 341 235 1714  (new phone number!!)
Fax: +49 341 235 1473  (new fax number!!)
e-mail: thorsten.wiegand@ufz.de

 

 

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Over the last 15 years or so, we are witnessing a conceptual revolution in the field of population biology and ecological modeling, which was stimulated by the rapid development of advanced new scientific tools such and individual-based, spatially explicit population models, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). There is much work to be done in developing our understanding of the new "spatial ecology", and my research program is driven by an interest in this topic. My mayor research interest are

  • understanding the long-term dynamics of semiarid plant communities

  • spatially explicit population viability analysis (PVA) of large carnivore populations, 

  • integrating approaches of landscape ecology and population modeling.

My primary goal are (1) to broaden the theory of population and community ecology and to integrate them with landscape ecology to encompass an explicit consideration of spatially distributed processes, and (2) to develop methods to adapt models optimally for ecological applications, such as PVA. This involves several complementary approaches:

 

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  Tropical forests

   

  Wiegand et al. 2008
  Animal habitat quality and

  ecosystem functioning:

  exploring seasonal patterns

  using NDVI. Ecological

  Monographs 78: 87-10. 

 

  Wiegand et al. 2007c
  How single species
  increase local diversity in
  tropical forests. PNAS
 
104:19029–19033. 

 

  Wiegand et al. 2007b

  Analyzing the spatial
  structure of a Sri Lankan
  tree species with multiple
  scales of clustering.
  Ecology 88: 3088–3102.

 

  Wiegand et al. 2007a

  Species associations in a

  heterogeneous Sri Lankan
  Dipterocarp forest
. The
  American Naturalist
170
  E77–E95

 

 

 

  Curso nuevo 2008   

 

  Patrones espaciales en
  ecología: modelos y
  análisis

 

  del 10 al 21 de noviembre

  2008, lunes a viernes, de
  11 a 17 h.

 

  en la Escuela para
  graduados Alberto Soriano -
  Faculdad de Agronomia -
  Universidad de Buenos
  Aires

 

  Por tanta demanda
  decidimos ofrecer el curso
  tambien en el 2008. Los
  alumnos rechazados en
  2007 tienen prioridad. 

 

  mis cursos anteriores

 

   
 
    Modified: 12.03.2008   Resp.: Thorsten Wiegand     webmaster