I am interested in understanding ecological patterns across spatial scales with a certain predisposition towards landscape and macroecology. In my diploma studies I focused on plant and landscape ecology and landuse history of agricultural landscapes. In my diploma thesis I researched how climatic drivers shape the plant phenology of Hohenheim.
During my PhD studies I dealt mostly with the micro and macroecology of the European tick Ixodes ricinus with a focus on how biodiversity patterns shape tick associated risks such as Lyme borreliosis. I learned to see the world with the eyes of a functional ecologist and discovered my deep interest in computational ecology during this time.
In my recent PostDoc I still work in the interdisciplinary field of „disease ecology“, to find out how climate and landuse shape interactions between ticks and their hosts at the habitat and landscape scale. The overarching goal of my work is to learn how „managing the ecosystem“ can be used to remediate the hazards of infectious diseases. I love exploring and learning from and about novel statistical methods because each method comes with its unique perspective on the world.