Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
I am a quantitative ecologist interested in how wildlife responds to changing environments. I study mechanisms that allow populations, species and communities to cope with global change. My work lays at the intersection of population ecology, community ecology, disturbance ecology and conservation biology. I apply advanced statistical tools and simulation models to assess biological responses to global change, with the ultimate goal of providing conservation advice for mitigating possible negative impacts. In my research I often take a comparative, across-species perspective.
Co-leader of Population Dynamics Group (with Prof. Stephanie Kramer-Schadt)