- Dynamics of socio-ecological resource use systems
- Pasture use in dryland grazing systems under change, effects of new technologies and policy instruments, emergence of polarization between pastoralists (e.g. in terms of livestock numbers).
- Thresholds of disaster management performance under change, loss of manpower, the role of information as critical resource.
Journal Club "Human decisions in agent-based models of land use change"
Member of the Junior Research Group POLISES - Global food security policies and their social-ecological side effects in regions prone to global change.
EU project emBRACE - Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe. (until Sep. 2015)
PhD thesis, working title: "Analysing resource use decisions under global change." as part of the projects "emBRACE" and "POLISES".
|since January 2015||Member of the Junior Research Group POLISES - Global food security policies and their social-ecological side effects in regions prone to global change.|
|since February 2012||PhD student at the Department of Ecological Modeling, in cooperation with Dr. Christian Kuhlicke, Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology.|
|2006-2011||Diploma in Biomathematics, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald
Thesis: Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Global Vegetation Patterns from Remotely Sensed Images
in cooperation with Dr. Thomas Mueller, University of Maryland.
|2011||Scholarship recipient of the UMD-SI Seed Grant: "How vegetation dynamics drive ungulate movements: Transforming single species studies to global comparisons".|
|2010||Student assistant at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Ecological Modelling, Development of an agent-based model to analyze the influence of mobility on the sustainability of a pastoral-nomadic system.|
|2009||Internship at the University of Maryland, Bill Fagan Lab, Development of methods to compare resource dynamics in different ecosystems.|