I am a researcher interested in the interface between macroecology, socioeconomics and sustainability. I have experience from field ecology to global-scale interdisciplinary studies. I like to work at large spatial scales, focus mainly on terrestrial vertebrates and plants, and compare across different levels of organization (e.g. taxonomic, spatial, temporal). As of November 2016, I am leading the research group “Macroecology & Society” at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), funded by the Volkswagen Foundation as a Freigeist-Fellow. This research investigates links between global biodiversity loss and societal developments.
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