Jan Lukas Leidinger

Chair for Terrestrial Ecology

Department of Ecology and Ecosystemmanagement
Technische Universität München
Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2
D-85350 Freising-Weihenstephan

Phone: +49.8161.71.4149
Fax:     +49.8161.71.4427
E-mail:  jan.leidinger[at]tum.de

Curriculum vitae

02/2016- present PhD student at the Chair of Terrestrial Ecology, Technische Universität München.
10/2012- 09/2015 M.Sc. Environmental Planning and Engineering Ecology at Technische Universität München. Thesis: "Ecosystem functions in degraded subtropical grasslands in southern Brazil".
10/2009- 09/2012 B.Sc. Biology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Specialization: Evolution and ecology, cell biology. Thesis: "Influence of microplastics combined with persistant organic pollutants (DDT) on selected life-history parameters of Daphnia magna".
10/2006- 09/2010 B.Sc. Management and Technology at Technische Universität München. Specialization: Innovation management and organization. Thesis: "Markets for Patents: An Empirical Analysis of Ocean Tomo Patent Auctions".

Research interest

  • Land-use effects on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
  • Payments for ecosystem services


The impact of integrated management and forest structure on the biodiversity of managed forest ecosystems in the Steigerwald region in south Germany

Link to: Management von Artenvielfalt in der integrativen Waldbewirtschaftung



Leidinger, J., S. Seibold, W. W. Weisser, M. Lange, P. Schall, M. Türke and M. M. Gossner. 2019. Effects of forest management on herbivorous insects in temperate Europe. Forest Ecology and Management 437:232-245. PDF


Leidinger, J., M. M. Gossner, W. W. Weisser, C. Koch, Z. L. R. Cayllahua, L. R. Podgaiski, M. M. Duarte, A. S. F. d. Araújo, J. Hermann, J. Kollman and S. T. Meyer. 2017. Historic and recent land use affects ecosystem functions in subtropical grasslands in southern Brazil. Ecosphere 8:e02032. PDF


Koch, C., T. Conradi, M. M. Gossner, J. M. Hermann, J. Leidinger, S. T. Meyer, G. E. Overbeck, W. W. Weisser and J. Kollmann. 2016. Management intensity and temporary conversion to other land-use types affect plant diversity and species composition of subtropical grasslands in southern Brazil. Applied Vegetation Science 19:589-599.


Fischer, T. and J. Leidinger. 2014. Testing patent value indicators on directly observed patent value - An empirical analysis of Ocean Tomo patent auctions. Research Policy 43:519-529.