During my Ph.D., I investigated how the diversity of species and ecosystem types affects ecosystem functioning from the local to the landscape scale. Therefore, I mainly used statistical modeling approaches and large-scale observational data on temperate systems across Switzerland. In my Postdoc, I focus on terrestrial Arctic ecosystems and land-atmosphere interactions. Specifically, I will elucidate the relative importance of biotic and abiotic land surface characteristics for the partitioning of land surface energy fluxes. In this work, I will integrate expert and literature knowledge, observational data, as well as mechanistic modeling approaches to predict the state and future development of the land surface energy budget from the local to the pan-Arctic scale.
I'm generally interested in biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, community ecology, landscape ecology, vegetation phenology, vegetation-atmosphere interactions, effects of land surface patterns and processes on surface energy budgets, terrestrial systems in mid-high latitudes, and in the modeling of relationships across spatial scales.
Education and Professional Positions
|2019 - present||Postdoc position with Prof. Dr. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland|
|2014 - 2018||Ph.D. student at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland. University Research Priority Program on Global Change and Biodiversity (URPP GCB)|
|2012 - 2013||M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland|
|2009 - 2012||B.Sc. in Biology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, with specializations in Geography and Environmental Sciences|