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Short CV


2008 - 2012

Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

PhD in Biological Sciences, Supervisor: Nicolas Schtickzelle
PhD Thesis: Dealing with biological complexity in Population Viability Analysis: lessons from two endangered butterfly species

PhD Scholarship from FRIA (Fonds pour la recherche dans l’Industrie et dans l’Agriculture)

2006 - 2008

Wageningen University

(The Netherlands)

MSc in Environmental Sciences
MATRA Scholarship for Eastern-European countries

2002 - 2006

National Agricultural University of Ukraine

BSc in Ecology and Environmental Protection


June 2021 - Mar 2021

Maternity leave (100%)

2020 - present

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Senior scientist

Co-leader of Population Dynamics Group (with Stephanie Kramer-Schadt)

Aug 2020 - Dec 2020

Maternity leave (35%)

Jul 2019 - Aug 2020

Maternity leave (100%)

2016 - 2020

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Postdoctoral research fellow

Stability of populations and communities. Advisor: Stephanie Kramer-Schadt

2014 - 2016

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Postdoctoral research fellow

Drivers of mammalian distributions in Southeast Asia.

Advisors: Joerns Fickel, Andreas Wilting & Stephanie Kramer-Schadt

2013 - 2014

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv),  sDiv

Postdoctoral research fellow

Stability of freshwater community dynamics and ecosystem functioning under stressors. 

Advisors: Volker Grimm, Frederik DeLaender & Paul van den Brink

sDiv grant for an individual postdoc


Hedmark University College


Postdoctoral research fellow

Drivers of vole population cycles investigated with an individual-based model. Advisors: Harry Peter Andreassen & Rolf Anker Ims

Professional activities

Organisation of meetings

2018 - 2019

Organiser of 2 Workshops of the working group sTraitChange, Synthesis Centre for Biodiversity Sciences (sDiv), Germany, 20 participants


Co-organiser of the Wildlife Research and Conservation Conference, Berlin, Germany, over 250 participants


Co-organiser of the session ‘Ecological models as tools to assess persistence of ecological systems in face of environmental pressures’, Ecosummit 2016, Montpellier (France), approx. 50 participants

Reviewing activities

2016 - present

Associate editor for Scientific Reports


Invited guest editor for Ecological Modelling

2020 - present

Editor for Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Special Issue ‘Stability across spatial and temporal scales’

American Naturalist, Applied Entomology and Zoology, Biodiversity and Conservation, Biological Conservation, Conservation letters, Global Change Biology, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Ecography, Ecological Applications, Ecology Letters, Ecological Modelling, Ecosystems, Environmental Modelling and Software, European Journal of Entomology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Ecology, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Landscape ecology, Mammalian Biology, Nature Ecology and Evolution, Oecologia, Oikos, PNAS, PLOS Biology, PlosOne, Scientifica, Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Journal reviewing

Grant reviewing

Agence National de la Recherche (ANR), Deutsche Forschungsgemainschaft (DFG), Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), PhD SENSE programme, sDiv workshops, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

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