I am a professor of quantitative methods in sustainability science at Leuphana University in Lueneburg, Germany.
I aim in my research on creating a link between ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services research. Therefore, I have a strong methodological focus, and a disciplinary research background in community ecology, biodiversity and conservation biology.
I am searching for patterns along gradients and boundaries within ecosystems. I combine spatial data and knowledge throughout scales and organisms to generate a more sound understanding of the dynamics of our planet. I frequently work in rangelands, yet my work spans over other human dominated landscapes as well.
I try to contribute by acquiring and processing spatial data and ecological expertise while providing methodological frameworks for inter- and transdisciplinary projects. I believe that we can only steer the planet towards a sustainable and resilient future by linking multiple disciplines through (pro-)active research, creating mutual learning in exchange with stakeholders and civil society.