Prof. Dr. Thorsten E. E. Grams

Head of the AG Ecophysiology for Plants

Raum  EG
E-Mail: grams[at]
Tel.: 08161-71 4579
Fax: 08161-71 4767


2004 Habilitation for Experimental Ecology, TU München, Germany
Mentor: Prof. Dr. R. Matyssek
1995 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), TU Darmstadt, Germany
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. U. Lüttge (Botany), Prof. Dr. F. Beck (Physics)
1992 Diploma in Biology, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Academic positions
since 11/2010 Apl. Professor, TU München
2003-2010 Research Scientist, Ecophysiology of Plants, TU München
2006-2007 Professor, Ecology of Plants, Bielefeld University
2001-2003 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Integrative Biology - Dawson Lab, Berkeley, California, USA (15 months)
1999-2002 Principal Investigator and Scientific Coordinator of SFB 607, TU München
1995-1998 Postdoctoral Researcher ("HGF-Nachwuchswissenschaftler"), Institute of Soil Ecology, GSF - National Research Center for Environment and Health
Awards, Fellowships
2010 Apl. Professor at TU München
2001-2003 Research fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
1995 Scholarship holder of „Freunde der TU Darmstadt“
1992-1995 Scholarship holder of „Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes“
Editorial Boards
since 2007 Communicating Editor, Trees – Structure and Function
since 2010 Review Editor, Frontiers in Plant Science
Committees and functions
since 2019 Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of AmazonFACE
since 2018 Member of the Advisory Board of the Schimper-Stiftung
2006-2009 Member of the Steering Committee of the “North American Air Pollution Workshop”
2006-2008 Co-Speaker of the Working Group „Experimental Ecology“ of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland