Thilo is a reader at the University of Bristol and research director for the school of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Engineering Mathematics. In his work he applies a wild combination of nonlinear dynamics, statistical physics, and network science to almost everything. His focus is on understanding complex systems in biology, business, social interactions, and particulary in ecology. In the past he has worked in a variety of departments and labs ranging from physics, biology and chemisty to chemical engineering and engineering mathematics. He is particularly well known for his work on ecological food webs, generalized models and adaptive networks. He is editor of Scientific Reports, Journal of Complex Networks, PLoS One, and Springer Lecture Notes in Social Networks.