|since 2005|| |
PhD student, landscape ecology group; Carl v. Ossietzky University
Degree in geoecology (Diplom in Geoökologie), TU Braunschweig
|major subjects || |
agroecology, environmental informatics, geochemistry, ecological
| diploma thesis || |
Estimating phosphorus export to surface waters: Data series analysis, export coefficient and AnnAGNPS modelling for the River Swale catchment. In cooperation with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Edinburgh, UK
The TEMPO project deals with biodiversity of urban brownfields (derelict land). I developed species distribution models for plant and insect species based on field data. To analyse the effects of the spatio-temporal landscape configuration on species occurrence and to find optimal management scenarios I built a landscape model, which projects the regression models to the landscape scale. Furthermore, I am working on a metapopulation model to explore the impact of landscape dynamics and age dependent habitat quality on metapopulation persistence.