Professional Experience

12/2012 – today Terrestrial Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Wissenschaftscampus Weihenstephan, Technischen Universität München, research and teaching
02/2012 – 12/2012 Institute of Biogeography and Department of Behavioural Genetics, Trier University, Germany; research and teaching
02/2010 – today National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya; research and field courses in population ecology and evolutionary biology
01/2009 – 01/2010 Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany, Prof. Aßmann; teaching and research in evolutionary biology and conservation genetics
05/2006 – 01/200902/2010 – 02/2012 Natural History Museums Luxembourg, Luxembourg; formation of a research group in population biology of invertebrate species. Organisation of various scientific conferences in collaboration with Prof. Avise, Prof. Hewitt, Prof. Mallet, Prof. Stork, Dr. Mittermeier and others about Relict Species and Biodiversity Hotspots
07/2011 Habilitation in the field of biogeography, Trier University, Germany
06/2003 – 05/2006 Institute of Biogeography, Trier University, Germany, Prof. Schmitt, Prof. Müller; Dissertation about the population genetics of butterfly species – summa cum laude, awarded by the advancement award of Trier University 2007.
03/2000 – 06/2003 Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany; Course work in Environmental Sciences, major in ecology, conservation biology. Diplomarbeit (e.g. Masters degree) on the effects of habitat fragmentation – 1.0)
09/1998 – 03/2000 Hochschule Görlitz/Zittau, Germany, Course work in Ecology; Vordiplom (equivalent to Bachelors degree) in the basics of natural sciences.
Internships Umweltbundesamt, Umweltministerium Berlin, Universität Otago, Neuseeland; Malelangwe Wilderness Reserve, Zimbabwe.
08/1997 – 08/1998 Civil Service (Anderer Dienst im Ausland – France)
1985 – 07/1997 Elementary / Secondary School, Freie Waldorfschule Filstal, Abitur