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Florian Hofhansl

Research Scholar

Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources


Florian Hofhansl is a research scholar in the Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation (BEC) Research Group of the IIASA Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) Program. His research explores the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning with a focus on plant functional traits, life-history theory, and spatial ecology.

He is an active member of the scientific steering committee of the AmazonFACE program, led by the National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, as well as the society for the promotion of the La Gamba Field Station, located in Costa Rica and hosted by the Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research at the University of Vienna, Austria.

Hofhansl holds a doctorate in ecology from the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Vienna. More information about his research is available here.

Last update: 28 FEB 2023


Rius, B.F., Filho, J.P.D., Fleischer, K., Hofhansl, F. , Blanco Casagrande, C., Rammig, A., Domingues Ferreira, T., & Lapola Montenegro, D. (2023). Higher functional diversity improves modeling of Amazon forest carbon storage. Ecological Modelling 481 e110323. 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2023.110323.

Schaap, K.J., Fuchslueger, L., Quesada, C.A., Hofhansl, F. , Valverde-Barrantes, O., Camargo, P.B., & Hoosbeek, M.R. (2023). Seasonal fluctuations of extracellular enzyme activities are related to the biogeochemical cycling of C, N and P in a tropical terra-firme forest. Biogeochemistry 10.1007/s10533-022-01009-4.

Noll, L., Zhang, S., Zheng, Q., Hu, Y., Hofhansl, F. , & Wanek, W. (2022). Climate and geology overwrite land use effects on soil organic nitrogen cycling on a continental scale. Biogeosciences 19 (23) 5419-5433. 10.5194/bg-2022-41.

Hofhansl, F. (2022). Biodiversity controls ecosystem functioning and associated services in a geomorphologic heterogeneous tropical forest in southwestern Costa Rica. In: 58th annual conference meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC 2022), July 10-14, 2022.