I studied Applied Biogeography at Trier University (Germany) before doing my PhD at Bonn University through the Zoological Research Museum Koenig, Bonn (Germany). I spend 3.5 years as a PostDoc at the Terrestrial Ecology Unit at Ghent University, Belgium before I switched to my current position at the Chair of Computational Landscape Ecology at the TU Dresden where I will do my habilitation thesis.
My research program focus on understanding species range dynamics under environmental change using genetics/genomics and niche modelling techniques as main tools. The general goal is to bring the different tools together in synergy to better answer questions in the field of evolutionary and conservation biology. Especially in the latter field, I am particularly interested in communicating results not only to a greater scientific audience but also for consulting, planning and policy making purposes. Another aspect of my work is to capitalize on available remote sensing products to quantify species distributions at fine spatial scales to learn how individual based processes pile up to species-level range dynamics.