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My experiences while staying at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel

My experiences while staying at Ghent University in Belgium

The role of plant traits in determining trade-offs among ecosystem services across Mediterranean-type ecosystems: integrating empirical …

Presenting my work at the conference of the Ecological Society of Australia



Visiting Scholar

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Sep 2019 – Dec 2019 Berkeley, USA
Collaborative work with Dr. Jennifer Holm and Prof. Dr. Trevor Keenan (Scholarship funded by German Academic Exchange Service)

Visiting Scholar

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jul 2019 – Sep 2019 Rehovot, Israel
Collaborative work with Prof. Dr. José Grünzweig and Dr. Efrat Sheffer (Scholarship funded by University Alliance for Sustainability)

Visiting Scholar

Ghent University

Apr 2019 – May 2019 Ghent, Belgium
ERASMUS+ Staff Mobility for Teaching in the terrestrial ecology unit (Prof. Dr. Dries Bonte) Collaboration with Forest & Nature Lab (Dr. Michael Perring)

Research assistant

Freie Universtät Berlin

Aug 2014 – Present Berlin, Germany



Assessing the linkage between plant traits and the provision of ecosystem services under the impact of environmental change to improve restoration in Mediterranean-type ecosystems.

Assessing the role of past climate change and human impact on the shift in alpine vegetation of the Tibetan Plateau.

Recent Publications

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The biodiversity-productivity relationship is critical for better predicting ecosystem responses to climate change and human …

Savanna systems exhibit a high plant functional diversity. While aridity and livestock grazing intensity have been widely discussed as …

A global ecological restoration agenda has led to ambitious programs in environmental policy to mitigate declines in biodiversity and …


  • Dryland Ecology: Mediterranean-type ecosystems (Lecture at University of Potsdam)
  • Introduction into Ecological Modelling (Lecture, exercise and seminar at Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Selected Methods in Ecological Modelling (Lecture, exercise and seminar at Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Experimental Design and Introduction to R statistical software (Assistant at Summer School at Waterberg Educational Centre)
  • Introduction to R for Statistical Applications (Assistant at Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Collection of Plant Population Data and Statistical Analysis with R (Assistant at University of Potsdam)
  • Basic Ecological and Scientific Work: Correlating SLA with Environmental Gradients (Assistant at University of Potsdam)
  • Programming with C++ for Ecologist & Introduction in Ecological Modelling (Assistant at University of Potsdam)
  • Introductory exercises for Botany (Assistant at University of Potsdam)