My research includes the mathematical modelling of populations in fragmented and dynamic landscapes, the mathematical ecological-economic anaylsis of instruments and strategies for biodiversity conservation, the model-based assessment of renewable energy deployment as well as mathematical optimisation and decision theory.
I am a physicist by training and obtained my degree in 1991 with a thesis on superconductivity. After that I turned to ecological modelling and obtained my PhD with a thesis on stochastic metapopulation models. During a post-doc at the University of Melbourne I became familiar with population viability analysis and decision theory which eventually brought me to my current main field of research, which is ecological-economic modelling. In 2012 I obtained a doctorate degree in economics. Since 2019 I am honorary professor of ecological-economic modelling at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg.