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Thomas_Köllner_180x180 Prof. Dr. Thomas Koellner
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Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Department of Earth Science


  • 2010 February: Venia legendi in Human-Environment Systems at Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich
  • Since 2009: Professorship of Ecological Services (W2), University Bayreuth
  • 2009-2015: Associated Scientist at the Chair on Natural and Social Science Interface (NSSI), ETH Zurich
  • 2001-2009: Postdoc and later senior scientist and lecturer at the Department for Environmental Sciences, ETH Zürich; Leader of the working group "Ecosystem Services" within the Chair on Natural and Social Science Interface (NSSI), ETH Zürich
  • 1996-2001: Ph.D. in Economics (Dr. oec. HSG) with a thesis on land use and biodiversity in product life cycle assessment at the Institute for Economy and the Environment, University St. Gallen
  • 1996-1997: Doctoral study programme in Environmental Management and Economics, Institute for Economy and the Environment, University St. Gallen (IWO-HSG)
  • 1996: Diploma in Biology with thesis in freshwater ecology (The Significance of the Spatial Continuum of Running Waters for Rheotactic Macroinvertebrates - Ecological Analysis on Brooks in the Harz Mountains), Zoological Institute, University Göttingen
  • 1989-1996: Biology, main subjects Zoology, Microbiology, and Economics, University Göttingen (Germany)
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Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Department of Earth Science


Research activities

The three research lines of the Professorship of Ecological Services (PES) are a) empirical analysis of actors supplying and demanding ecosystem services, b) mapping and modelling of land use, biodiversity and ecosystem services on a regional scale and c) assessing virtual land flows and ecosystem impacts on a global scale.

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Thesis

  • Koellner T (2010): Ecosystem Services in Human-Environment Systems. Modeling Land use, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services; Market Actors’ Decision-Making; and Financial Mechanisms, Habilitation Thesis, ETH Zurich, D-UWIS, Switzerland.
  • Koellner T (2001): Land Use in Product Life Cycles and its Consequences for Ecosystem Quality. Dissertation Nr. 2519 Universität St. Gallen: 255.

Academic services

Member of the editorial board of the journal Ecosystem Services launching in 2012

Member of the editorial board of Int J LCA

Reviewer for Ecological Economics, International Journal of LCA, Ecological Complexity, Conservation Letter, Ecological Indicators, GAIA, Erdkunde and other journals

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Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Department of Earth Science


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