Thilo Heinken received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Göttingen, Germany, in 1994. He was a project manager in a bureau for landscape planning and a Postdoctoral Associate at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, where he finished his Habilitation to become a lecturer in 2004. Since 2002, he has been at the University of Potsdam, Germany. He teaches mainly general botany and geobotany at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biology. He is a vegetation ecologist focusing primarily on patterns of plant species composition in temperate forests on various spatial and temporal scales. In particular, he is interested in the causes of these patterns and their consequences for nature conservation. His areas of expertise include habitat conditions and biogeographical aspects of forest communities, vegetation dynamics, and dispersal ecology of plants (vascular species, bryophytes, and lichens) mainly by wild large mammals.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2012