Senior Lecturer, Conservation and Landscape Ecology
UCL - University College London
Having developed a strong interest in biodiversity and its conservation already at a young age, I read geoecology at the University of Bayreuth in Germany and subsequently conducted PhD studies on the diversity patterns of plants and geometrid moths on Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. My research focus subsequently shifted to China, where I have been studying insect and plant diversity patterns in forest and agricultural ecosystems, as well as impact and spread of invasive alien species. Since 2005, I have been exploring these topics as Lecturer, and since 2013 as Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, at UCL in London.