PostDoc in the Junior Research Group POLISES - Global food security policies and their social-ecological side effects in regions prone to global change (08/2014-10/2019).
NamTip - Understanding and Managing Desertification Tipping Points in Dryland Social-Ecological Systems – A Namibian Perspective (03/2019-02/2022).
BESTMAP - Behavioural, Ecological and Socio-economic Tools for Modelling Agricultural Policy (09/2019-08/2023).
PhD Thesis "Analyzing resource use decisions under global change by agent-based modeling." as part of the projects "emBRACE" and "POLISES".
Defended at University of Osnabrück, Institute of Environmental Systems Research on April 04, 2017.
EU project emBRACE - Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe. (until Sep. 2015)
04/2018 - 08/2018
Research stay at Stockholm Resilience Center.
POLISES - Global food security policies and their social-ecological side effects in regions prone to global change.
02/2012 - 04/2017
PhD student at the Department of Ecological Modeling, Junior Research Group POLISES & EU research project emBRACE
10/2006 - 11/2011
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.
02/2011 - 04/2011
MSc researcher, University of Maryland,
Bill Fagan Lab,
Development and application of methods to quantify spatial and temporal vegetation dynamics from remote sensing images.
Scholarship recipient of the UMD-SI Seed Grant: "How vegetation dynamics
drive ungulate movements: Transforming single species studies to global comparisons".
08/2010 - 09/2010
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.
08/2009 - 10/2009
Internship student, University of Maryland,
Bill Fagan Lab,
Development of methods to compare resource dynamics in different ecosystems.