Work experience

since 2014  Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (Germany), Department The Land in the Earth System / Working Group Forest Management in the Earth System.

2010 - 2013  Research assistant at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL (Switzerland).

2008 - 2010  Scientific programmer for PRIMAP (Potsdam Real-Time Integrated Model for Probabilistic Assessment of Emission Paths) at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany).

2008 - 2009  Freelance work (real-time policy quantification and support) on different projects of the Non-profit Organisation Climate Analytics at seven UNFCCC meetings.

2006  Internship and later apprenticeship as a software developer with C1 Workplace Solutions GmbH (Germany).

2003 - 2005  Tutorials for first-year students at the Department of Informatics at the University of Hamburg (Germany).

2003 - 2004  Student assistant in the interdisciplinary junior research group AgChange at the Research Centre on Biotechnology, Society and Environment at the University of Hamburg (Germany).

 

Education

2010 - 2013  Ph.D. studies, Department of Environmental System Science, ETH Zürich (Switzerland). Title of the thesis: Simulating tree species dynamics in a changing climate: requirements, problems and implementation of model upscaling when tree species migration is simulated explicitly.

2001 - 2007  Diploma studies in computer science, University of Hamburg (Germany), with focus on information systems for sustainable development, and biology with focus on nature protection as complementary subject. Thesis: Data Mining-Verfahren zur Erzeugung von Regelsystemen am Beispiel von Wildunfalldaten (Data-mining methods for rule system deduction on the example of wildlife collision data).