I’m an experienced scientist and I’m passionated to plan, conduct, analyse and publish hypothesis-based field and laboratory studies, using up-to-date technical and statistical methods. I’m an excellent team player, with exceptional motivational skills especially under rough field conditions.

Professional career


Professional career

since 2021

Professor for Faunistics and Wildlife Conservation, Department of Agriculture, Ecotrophology, and Landscape Development, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Bernburg, Germany

2020 – 2021

Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Zoology, Department of Biosciences, University Salzburg, Austria

Within the project Epic Roads (Ecology in Practice: Improving infrastruCture habitats along roads)

2013 – 2019

Assistant Professor, Chair of Restoration Ecology, Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany

2010 – 2012

Research Scientist (PostDoc), Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e.V., Müncheberg, Germany

Scientific coordinator for the AgroScapeLabs-project (Agricultural landScape Laboratories)

2007 – 2010

Research Scientist (PhD student), Agroecology, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany


Field assistant, RIFCON GmbH, Leichlingen, Germany




Venia Legendi for “Landscape Ecology” (Privatdozentin)

2014 – 2017

Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in “Landscape Ecology”, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany

Thesis: “The impact of landscape patterns on animal movement and ecosystem functions”

2007 – 2010

Dr. sc. agr., Agroecology, Department of Crop Sciences, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany

Doctoral studies for agricultural sciences in Göttingen (PAG)

Dissertation: “Effects of farming practice and landscape complexity on vertebrate diversity and ecological functioning in agroecosystems”

2000 – 2007

Biologist (Dipl. Biol.), Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany

Studies in biology, special emphasises: ecology, zoology, medical microbiology

Diploma thesis in cooperation with the Museum of Natural Science Berlin, Germany: “Small mammals under influence of different land use in an arid ecosystem in Northern Namibia”


Abitur (qualification for university entrance), Clemens-Winkler-Gymnasium, Aue, Germany

Advanced training

Advanced training


TUM horizons advanced training courses: Leadership training

2013 – 2015

Advanced teaching qualification for higher education, ProLehre, Department for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Technische Universität München, Germany

Basic-level certificate of learning and teaching in higher education of the Bavarian Universities

Academic functions

Academic functions and other scientific merits


Member of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ)

Expert activities

Member of the Editorial Board of Landscape Ecology (since 2017)

Reviewer for 23 international journals

Reviewer of grand proposals for: the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)


UN Decade on Biodiversity for the research project “Flowering ribbons for bees in Munich” (12/2020)

UN Decade on Biodiversity for the research project “Ecosystem functions of rare arable plants” (02/2020)

Dr.-Heinrich-Baur Sponsorship Award to support extraordinary and outstanding research in agricultural sciences (06/2016)



  • IT knowledge: R!, EndNote, ArcGIS, QGis, Inkscape, Typo3, MS-Office
  • Languages: German (native speaker), English (fluent)
  • Species knowledge: Small mammals, Farmland birds, Arable plants