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Florian Hofhansl

Research Scholar

Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program


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 feedbacks 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, which he has received from the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria. More information about Hofhansl's research is available here.

Last update: 01 JUL 2022


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.

Franklin, O. , Fransson, P., Hofhansl, F. , & Joshi, J. (2022). Plants maximize the conductive efficiency of the xylem. In: EGU General Assembly 2022, 23-27 May 2022, Vienna.

Lesiv, M. , Shchepashchenko, D. , Buchhorn, M., See, L. , Dürauer, M., Georgieva, I., Jung, M., Hofhansl, F. , Schulze, K., Bilous, A., Blyshchyk, V., Mukhortova, L., Brenes, C., Krivobokov, L., Ntie, S., Tsogt, K., Pietsch, S. , Tikhonova, E., Kim, M., Di Fulvio, F. , Su, Y.-F., Zadorozhniuk, R., Sirbu, F., Panging, K., Bilous, S., Kovalevskii, S., Kraxner, F., Rabia, A.H., Vasylyshyn, R., Ahmed, R., Diachuk, P., Kovalevskyi, S., Bungnamei, K., Bordoloi, K., Churilov, A., Vasylyshyn, O., Sahariah, D., Tertyshnyi, A., Saikia, A., Malek, Å., Singha, K., Feshchenko, R., Prestele, R., Akhtar, I., Sharma, K., Domashovets, G., Spawn-Lee, S., Blyshchyk, O., Slyva, O., Ilkiv, M., Melnyk, O., Sliusarchuk, V., Karpuk, A., Terentiev, A., Bilous, V., Blyshchyk, K., Bilous, M., Bogovyk, N., Blyshchyk, I., Bartalev, S., Yatskov, M., Smets, B., Visconti, P., McCallum, I. , Obersteiner, M. , & Fritz, S. (2022). Global forest management data for 2015 at a 100 m resolution. Scientific Data 9 (1) e199. 10.1038/s41597-022-01332-3.