Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications & Education

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Since June 2021
Independent Researcher | Freelancer. Nature Rings – Environmental Research and Education, Mainz, Germany


Aug 2022 – Oct 2022
Research Fellow | Postdoc. Laboratory of Wood Technology (UGent-Woodlab), Department of Environment, Ghent University (UGent), Belgium
 

Apr 2022 – Jun 2022                         
Research Fellow | Postdoc. Panel on Planetary Thinking, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany


May 2020 

Shortlisted for Lectureship in Physical Geography. University of Cambridge, UK 



Sept 2013 | Apr 2015 – May 2021                   
Research Associate | Postdoc. Institute of Geography, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany



Mar 2015
PhD thesis. Department of Forest Nutrition and Water Resources, Technische Universität München, Germany 


Original thesis title: “Dendroökologische Untersuchungen zum Einfluss der Klimaänderung auf Bergwälder der Nördlichen Kalkalpen”


Translated thesis title: “Influence of climate change on mountain forests in the Northern Limestone Alps – a dendroecological approach”

Supervisors: Prof. Axel Göttlein and Prof. Andreas Rothe 



Mar 2010 – Mar 2015
PhD student. Department of Forest Nutrition and Water Resources, Technische Universität München, Germany



Mar 2010 – Aug 2013
Research Assistant. Department of Forestry, University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, Germany



Sept – Oct 2011
Visiting Scientist. Research Unit Landscape Dynamics, Group Dendroclimatology, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Switzerland



Nov – Dec 2010
Visiting Scientist. Research Unit Landscape Dynamics, Group Dendroclimatology, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Switzerland



Oct 2009
Diploma in Geography. University of Regensburg, Germany 


Original thesis title: “Untersuchungen zum Zusammenhang zwischen Humifizierungsgrad und Pflanzenzusammensetzung von Torfen am Beispiel des Kalkniedermoores am Islinger Mühlbach (Regensburg-Burgweinting)” 


Translated thesis title: “Studies on the relationship between peat humification and vegetation composition using a fen at the Islinger Mühlbach (Regensburg-Burgweinting) as an example”



Oct 2003 – Oct 2009
Studies of Geography, Botany and Soil Science. University of Regensburg, Germany



June 2003
General Qualification for University Entrance (Abitur). Gymnasium Freyung, Germany



Mar 2003
Participation "Jugend forscht". Passau, Germany 

Award

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ATR-Award – Best Oral Presentation at the Conference TRACE 2012

Association for Tree-Ring Research

Fellowship

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Planetary Scholars & Artists in Residence Program

Panel on Planetary Thinking, JLU Gießen

Memberships

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2020 –             “International Tree Mortality Network (ITMN)” 

2019 –             “Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)” 

2017 –             “European Geoscience Union (EGU)” 

2016 –             “Arbeitskreis Klima der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (AK Klima)” 

2016 –             “European Beech Tree-Ring Network (EBTRN)” 

2011 –             “Association for Tree-Ring Research (ATR)” 

Reserach Interests

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Topics 

Climate Change

Climate proxies

Disturbance ecology 

Drought

Eco-climatology

Ecosystem functioning

Extreme events

Forest ecosystems

Global Change

Insect infestations

Paleoclimate

Pollution

Tree mortality

Tree physiology

Vegetation responses 

Volcanism


Locations 

Alpine environments: Austria, Germany, Switzerland 

Boreal ecosystems: Finland, Norway, Sweden

Mediterranean: Albania, Corsica, Greece, Southern Spain 

Temperate regions: Austria, Germany

 

Parameters 

Maximum latewood density

Stable isotopes 

Tree-ring width 

Wood anatomy

Wood chemistry 

Review Work

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Climate Dynamics

Dendrochronologia

International Journal of Biometeorology

Nature Communications

Science of the Total Environment

Tree Physiology

Trees – Structure and Function 

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