About Me

I am a macroecologist who has developed a strong affinity to all things biostatistics. In my research, I try to understand how biological processes form the patterns in nature through space and time. Most importantly, at least to me, I attempt to understand what makes these processes and resulting patterns withstand perturbations. My ultimate goal is to understand resilience using complex statistical methods and big data.

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Interests

  • Data Science
  • Biostatistics
  • Biological Networks
  • Biological Memory
  • Resilience
  • Climate Data
  • Statistical Downscaling
  • Remote Sensing

Education

  • PhD student on BIORATES project, Since 2020

    Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity, Aarhus University

  • M.Sc. in Biology (Biodiversity, Evolution, Ecology), 2017 - 2019

    Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group, University of Bergen

  • B.Sc. in Biology, 2013 - 2017

    Technical University of Dresden & University of Bergen

Skills

R

Statistics

GitHub

Markdown

Remote Sensing

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LaTeX

Mendeley

Photography

Awards & Honors

Scholarship for Academically Excellent Students

An annual grant scheme for academically excellent students to facilitate field work, conference visits, and course participation.

Best Poster: Student and Early Career Researcher

Award for excellent contributiuon to Ecological Modelling.

Modeler’s Choice: Poster Award

Award for excellent contributiuon to Ecological Modelling.

Scholarship for Particularly Talented Students

An annual grant scheme for particularly talented students at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Bergen.

Bjerknes Fast-Track Initative

An annual grant scheme for focused, short-term research activities with the aim of achieving concise result(s).

L. Meltzer Research Fund

A research grant designed to promote the academic activities of the University of Bergen and to support especially gifted students at the University.

Financial, Academic, and International Scholarship

A scholarship scheme for outsnading native German or Germany-based students and researchers.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Research Fellow

Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group, University of Bergen

Sep 2019 – Dec 2019 Bergen, NO
Global dryland vegetation memory research funded via the Fast-Track-Initiative programme (see Honours & Awards).
 
 
 
 
 

Research & Teaching Assistant

Behavioural Ecology Research Group, University of Leipzig

Aug 2019 – Mar 2017 Leipzig, DE

Responsibilities include:

  • Analysing primate odour profiles
  • Assessing a variety of statistical methods for analytical power in identifying odour effects
  • Generating data with various implemented odour effects on which to test the methods
 
 
 
 
 

Research Station Co-Manager

Spatial and Population Ecology Research Group, University of Glasgow

Jun 2019 – Present Achmore, Garve IV23 2RE, UK

Responsibilities include:

  • Scientific consultant/advisor for selected course activities on-sight
  • Visitor introduction and orientation
  • Visitor management
  • Outreach to local communities
  • Research station maintenance
  • Converting croft to research station
 
 
 
 
 

Research & Outreach Assistant

Primate Research Centre, University of Kyoto

Jul 2018 – Jul 2018 Inuyama & Yakushima, JP

Responsibilities include:

  • Collecting faecal & recording behaviour samples of Japanese macaques
  • Analysing behavioural interactions via network analyses
  • Creating a text-based adventure game about behavioural studies