I'm a German-Italian ecologist and lecturer with a PhD on forest restoration from the University of Oxford.
My goal is to create restoration interventions backed by the best possible science and to inspire students and practitioners to get involved with meaningful ecological restoration.
As a triathlete, and former German national team rower I am exceptionally energetic, efficient and hard working and bring these virtues to the academic and professional world.
Geography & the Environment,
University of Oxford
Biodiversity, Conservation & Management,
University of Oxford
Ecology & Environmental Planning,
Doctoral degree as part of the Ecosystems Lab and Disturbance ecology Lab. Research on tropical mountain restoration and satellite techniques and social methods for restoration.
PhD thesis 'Revisiting the science and practice of ecosystem restoration in tropical mountains'
Two-year international research master spanning knowledge of biodiversity science, conservation governance & technologies to global change and ecosystem science.
Master thesis 'Conservation and functional ecology of mountain ecosystems in South America'
Four-year bachelor degree focused on environmental science and conservation in Germany. Specialisation on climatology, meteorology, modelling and plant sciences.
Bachelor thesis 'How do urban grasslands respond to the urban heat island?'
Scholarships & awards
Twofold award of Sir Peter Elworthy Grant for environmental research
Sporthilfe Deutsche Bank Stipendium
Restoration of high altitude forests in the Peruvian Andes
Socio-ecological research on the barriers and success factors for restoration of mountain forests in the High Andes. For this research I work with multiple NGOs, government actors and communities and use interviews to elucidate on how to best restore these threatened ecosystems.
Restoration project design: planning, implementation, monitoring
Hydrological and climatological measurements
Carbon cycle measurements
Functional trait assessments
Remote sensing theory & applications
Satellite data analysis in R, ArcGIS, QGIS and Google Earth Engine
Statistical modelling in R Studio
Geoinformation Systems (ArcGIS, QGIS) for environmental planning
Knowledge of landscape planning and international environmental impact assessment procedures
Fluent in German, Italian, English and French and Spanish
Lecturer in Conservation Biogeography University of Oxford
Teaching assistant on Master in Biodiversity, Conservation & Management
Teaching of various geography field courses
Teaching of online seminars on remote sensing and GIS
Restoration science advisor for RainforestBuilder Ltd
Biodiversity consultant for Nature Based Insights
Scholar program facilitator for the Rhodes trust
Editor for Restoration Ecology
Reviewer for Restoration Ecology, Philosophical Transactions, Forests