I am a ecologist and especially interested in understanding biotic interactions in our variable world.
Organisms do not occur in isolation, but are embedded in a complex web of interactions. These interactions are a major factor shaping community diversity and dynamics as well as ecosystem functioning. The aim of my research is to understand how environmental and biotic variability influences interactions and ecological communities. My work includes observational and experimental field studies, greenhouse studies and statistical modelling with a focus on the floral phenotype of plant species and individuals (e.g. scent emissions, coloration, morphology) and flower-visitor interaction networks.
Till 2022, I worked as scientific assistant at the Institute of Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genetics at Ulm University, Germany. But now, I only conduct research and participate in unfinished projects in my free time.