Conservation ecologist with an keen interest in socio-ecological systems, community based natural resource management and different fields related to sustainable land management.
My doctoral research aimed to address knowledge gaps in understanding how land management impacts above- and belowground biodiversity. Investigating the scale-dependent and mechanistic impact of land use on multiple taxanomic groups for advancing multifunctionality within agroecosystems. The focus across the soil interface make this work especially interesting and novel.
Currently I work as part of the international EU project SPRING (Strengthening Pollinator Recovery through INdicators and monitorinG). Within this capacity I am mainly responsible for supporting the advancement of taxonomic capacity with in the EU, and supporting the pilot monitoring scheme.
Projects / Collaborations
As part of the regional coordination team for the Central European I work closely with other UFZ based colleagues. Additionally via the SPRING project I collaborate with various partners across Europe.
During my PhD I worked with the monitoring data from the TERENO Harz/Central Germany sites, collaborating with colleagues across the soil interface. We aimed to synthesis some of the datasets of above- and belowground taxa groups so as to gain a more holistic understanding of how agro-ecosystems are shaped by proportionally by biotic and abiotic factors.
PhD researcher was completed with support from Prof. Dr. Tiffany Knight and the Spatial Interaction Ecology working group. As well as Oliver Schweiger as Project Instigator, and other colleagues at the Department for Community Ecology.