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Education

  • 2012 University Didactics and Higher Education Certificate, TU Berlin
  • 2011-2012 Certificates in Environmental Psychology and Environmental Education, University of Hagen
  • 2009-2010 Studies in Environmental Economics and Environmental Law, University of Koblenz
  • 2007-2010 PhD thesis in Landscape Ecology: “A multi-level approach to diversity and ecology of spider  assemblages in dry sand ecosystems of Westphalia” (granted by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation)
  • 1998-2005 Study of Landscape Ecology (Animal Ecology, Botany, Community Ecology, Limnology, Vegetation Ecology and Zoology), geology and Modern Greek at the University of Münster; Diploma thesis: “Spinnengemeinschaften und ihre Lebensräume im westlichen Nestosdelta (Nordost-Griechenland)“ (granted by the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD)

Appointments

  • 06/2016-present post doctoral researcher, Department of Ecology, TU Berlin, Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB): “Bridging in Biodiversity Science (BIBS)”
  • 03/2016-06/2016 Researcher, Charles Darwin Research Station, Galápagos/Ecuador
  • 04/2015-03/2016 Lecturer for Animal Ecology, Urban Ecology and Biodiversity Dynamics, Department of Ecology, TU Berlin
  • 04/2010-04/2015 Scientific assistant and post doctoral researcher at the Department of Ecology, TU Berlin
  • 2007-2010 University teaching positions at the Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster: animal ecology, community ecology, zoology
  • 2005-2009 Scientific assistant at the Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster
  • 2003–2005 Student assistant at the Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster

Professional activities

Field work

  • 03-06/2016 Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
  • 05-06/2009 East-Macedonia and Thrace, NE-Greece
  • 05/2007 East-Macedonia and Thrace, NE-Greece
  • 04-07/2004 Nestos Delta, NE-Greece
  • 09/2003 Lasowski Sapowednik national park, Russia
  • 07-10/2002 Nestos Delta, NE-Greece

Memberships

  • American Arachnological Society
  • Arachnologische Gesellschaft (ARAGES)
  • Ecological Society of Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GfÖ)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie (DGaaE)