Dejan Firm


  • Phone: +64 7 343 5333
  • Mobile: +64 22 021 0599
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  • ORCID: 0000-0002-0522-3129
  • Team: Ecology and Environment
  • Role: Scientist, Forest Ecology and Management


Dejan is an ecologist, forester and conservationist. His research aims to improve understanding of ecological processes that govern forest ecosystem dynamics, find ways to translate this knowledge into forest and landscape management practices in real-world social-ecological contexts and enable humankind’s sustainable sharing of the planet with the rest of the living world. He does so by combining empirical field work, with experiments, and modelling.


  • PhD Forest Ecology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • MSc Forestry, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana

Research capabilities

  • Forest ecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Natural resource management
  • Continuous cover forestry (uneven-aged management)
  • Conservation biology
  • Experimental design and statistical modelling
  • Geospatial modelling

Selected papers

Dejan’s publication list can be found at Google Scholar