Prof. Dr. Rupert Seidl

Group Leader
Head of research and monitoring, Berchtesgaden National Park
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Research interests

  • Ecosystem dynamics
  • Forest management
  • Disturbance ecology
  • Ecological modeling
  • Landscape ecology
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation
  • Resilience
  • Silviculture

Selected Publications

Seidl R, Klonner G, Rammer W, Essl F, Moreno A, Neumann M, Dullinger S. Invasive alien pests threaten the carbon stored in Europe’s forests. Nature Communications. 2018; 9: 1626.

Seidl R, Thom D, Kautz M, Martin-Benito D, Peltoniemi M, Vacchiano G, Wild J, Ascoli D, Petr M, Honkaniemi J, Lexer MJ, Trotsiuk V, Mairota P, Svoboda M, Fabrika M, Nagel TA, Reyer CPO. Forest disturbances under climate change. Nature Climate Change. 2017; 7: 395-402.

Seidl R, Spies TA, Peterson DL, Stephens SL, Hicke JA. Searching for resilience: Addressing the impacts of changing disturbance regimes on forest ecosystem services. Journal of Applied Ecology. 2016; 53: 120-129.

Seidl R, The shape of ecosystem management to come: Anticipating risks and fostering resilience. BioScience. 2014; 64: 1159-1169.

Seidl R, Schelhaas MJ, Rammer W, Verkerk PJ. Increasing forest disturbances in Europe and their impact on carbon storage. Nature Climate Change. 2014; 4: 806-810.



Full list


2019 – Professor for Ecosystem Dynamics and Forest Management, TU Munich
2019 – Head of Research and Monitoring, Berchtesgaden National Park
2018 – 2019 Deputy Head of Institute, Institute of Silviculture, BOKU Vienna
2015 Visiting Scientist, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
2015 – 2019 Associate Professor, Institute of Silviculture, BOKU Vienna
2014 – Habilitation in Forest Ecosystem Management, BOKU Vienna
2013 – 2015 Assistant Professor, Institute of Silviculture, BOKU Vienna
2012 – 2013 Senior Scientist, Institute of Silviculture, BOKU Vienna
2011 – 2012 PostDoc, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden
2009 – 2011 PostDoc, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
2006 Research scholarship at the European Forest Institute (EFI), Joensuu, Finland
2004 – 2008 PhD in Forestry
2003 Young Scientist Summer Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
1999 – 2004 MSc in Forestry