Thomas Jung is a leading expert on diversity, ecology and evolution of Phytophthora species, their impacts on natural ecosystems, their pathways, and management and control options for Phytophthora diseases. Stations in his career were the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, the Technical University of Munich, the Bavarian State Institute of Forestry, the Centre for Phytophthora Science and Management (Murdoch University, Australia), the University of Extremadura (Spain), and the University of Algarve (Portugal). In 2005 he founded the company Phytophthora Research and Consultancy. Thomas Jung published 47 papers in international peer review journals including New Phytologist, Persoonia and Plant Pathology. His current h index at Scopus is 22, with 1551 citations and a cumulative IF of 107.5. Thomas Jung participated in 18 national and 4 international research projects in 11 countries, and is co-chair of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Unit 7.02.09 Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems.