Department Conservation Biology & Ecological Systems
06120 Halle, Germany
Tel: +49 345 558 5222
Conservation ecologist with an keen interest in socio-ecological systems, community based natural resource management and different fields related to sustainable land management.
My PhD current 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 trophic groups for advancing multifunctionality within agroecosystems. The focus across the soil interface make this work especially interesting and novel.
Projects / Collaborations
Terrestrail Environmental Observatories (TERENO) :
During my PhD I worked with the monitoring data from the 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.
Spatial Interaction Ecology (iDiv)
Department of Community Ecology
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.
Currently working within the SPRING project as part of the regional coordination team for the Central European region overseeing piloting of the monitoring scheme and supporting development of taxonomic trainings.
Curriculum Vita & Scientific Career
Jun 2017 - Jul 2022
2016 Jul - Dec
2016 Apr - Jun
2017 Jan - Jun
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ (PhD researcher)
Environmental Educator for Department of Environmental Affairs (ZAR)
Internship at Non-Profit in South Africa (Indigo Development and Change)
Project proposal development for community based projects (for Indigo Development & Change)
2014 - Mar 2016
Stellenbosch University, South Africa, M.Sc. Applied Entomology
2010 - 2013
Stellenbosch University, South Africa, B.Sc. Conservation Ecology