Global change ecology, science-policy interfaces, biodiversity, ecosystems, scenario development
I have worked extensively on the impacts of environmental change on ecological communities in Europe and Southern Africa, in particular the role of land use management, land use change and habitat fragmentation.
At the science policy interface, I facilitate the synthesis and catalysis of policy-relevant biodiversity and ecosystem research, create linkages between science, policy and society and contribute to science communication activities.
|2017 - present||Science Liaison URPP Global Change and Biodiversity, University of Zurich.
Director, bioDISCOVERY Global Research Programme of Future Earth
|2010 - 2016||Science Officer, bioDISCOVERY core project of Future Earth / DIVERSITAS, France. Researcher, University Paris-Sud & CNRS, France|
|2007 - 2010||Research Associate, Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, South Africa|
|2003 - 2006||Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa|
|2003||Dr. rer. nat. Zoology/Ethology. Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn, Germany|
|1995||Diplom Biology Philips-Universität Marburg, Germany|
I serve as a Resource Person on the IPBES Task Force Data & Knowledge, am the Co-Lead of the GEO BON Policy Task Force, and Steering Committee Member of the Future Earth Natural Assets KAN and the Future Earth Pathways to Sustainability Initiative.