Tobias Seydewitz


Tobias Seydewitz (m), a skilled forester and arborist, studied Bioinformatics (B.Sc.) and Forestinformationtechnology (M.Sc.). He works for more than a year at PIK following his internship as a scientist for research software development and climate change topics, namely in backend development, climate hazard modeling, evaluating hazard impacts on the agriculture and forestry sector, and assessing deforestation impacts. His expertise is data and software project management, climate and biomass production data analysis, and spatial analysis of forest ecosystems through remote sensing. Since his employment at PIK, he worked for the projects Bioclimapaths, EUCalc, and SUSA.


Working Group


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 20765
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


09/2015 - 08/2019 M.Sc Forest Information Technology/Forestengineering (HNE Eberswalde/SGGW Warsaw)

09/2010 - 08/2014 B.Sc. Bioinformatics/Biosystemtechnology (TH Wildau)

06/2006 - 08/2009 Skilled forest worker and forest machine operator

Work experience:

12/2019 - 03/2020 Junoir Scientist, RDII, PIK, EUCalc

03/2017 - 06/2017 Research Intern, RDII, PIK, SUSA

01/2014 - 06/2014 Student Research Assitant, Microbiology, TH Wildau

06/2013 - 09/2013 Student Research Assitant, animal ecology, University Potsdam

- Forestry (the driving forces of deforestation, forest management and biodiversity)

- Climate hazards across Europe and their impacts on agriculture and forestry

- Racism in German metal music 

Costa, L., Moreau, V., Thurm, B., Yu, W., Clora, F., Baudry, G., Warmuth, H., Hezel, B., Seydewitz, T., Ranković, A., Kelly, G., & Kropp, J. P. (2021). The decarbonisation of Europe powered by lifestyle changes. Environmental Research Letters16(4), 044057.

Moritz, H., Seydewitz, T., Wildenauer, F.-X., & Pospisil, H. (2015). Bioprozessautomatisierung einer Algenanlage mithilfe eines Single-Board-Computers. Wissenschaftliche Beiträge 2015, 2015, 7–14. 

BIOCLIMAPATHSAssessing climate-led social-ecological impacts and opportunities for resilience pathways in the EU bioeconomy