HVW

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 systems. I combine spatial data and knowledge throughout scales and system components to generate a more sound understanding of the dynamics of our planet. My work spans across a wide array of systems to transfer understanding and solutions and find transferable generalities.

I try to contribute by acquiring and processing 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.