Andreas Thon

Prof. Dr. Andreas Thon

Function: Head of Institute
Organizational Unit(s):Department of Landscaping & Vegetation TechnologyProfessorship for Construction Technology in Landscaping
Committees: Committee for Research & Development (FuEAus)
Phone: +49 6722 502 758
eMail: Andreas.Thon(at)
Postal Address:Von-Lade-Straße 1
D-65366 Geisenheim
Address: Building 6601
Room 125
Rüdesheimerstraße 28
65366 Geisenheim

Mr. Thon started his horticultural education as a gardener, landscaping and sports field gardener in 1997. In 2004, Andreas Thon graduated with a Diploma in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from the TFH Berlin. In the years 2004-2006 he was a partner of a medium-sized gardening and landscaping company with an average of 35 employees. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Thon worked at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in a research project funded by the BMBF with the theme: Vegetation on filters pervaded filters in private swimming ponds. The project management was under the responsibility of Prof. Dr. Kircher. On December 23, 2009, Mr. Thon received his Master's degree in International Architecture, an English-language master's program Landscape Architecture: Shallow Constructed Roof Wetlands for Gray Water Treatment. Intermittenly flushed Wetlands as Roof Gardens in Mediterranean Countries. After completion of the research project, Mr. Thon founded a special aquatic plant nursery for private swimming ponds with the aim to produce oligotraphic aquatic plants in pure mineral substrate including liquid fertilization (nitrate monitoring) under constant flow through the breeding sites. On July 21, 2014, Mr. Thon defended his dissertation at the University of Vechta with the title: "Investigation of vegetation and flow through the filter zone of small bath ponds".
Since 2007 Mr. Thon has been involved in lectoring. Since the beginning as a lecturer at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences Bernburg in the subjects "drainage and irrigation technology" and since 2015/2015 as a lecturer at the HGU in the subject "building construction and small-scale architecture" in landscape architecture
Since 1.5.2016, Mr. Thon has held the Chair of Structural Engineering in Landscape Architecture at Geisenheim University.