I'm a Geographer, Ecologist and Ornithologist interested in the impact of different land uses on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in the tropics. During my PhD, I investigate the landscape- to regional-scale impacts of different types of vanilla cultivation as well as alternative land-uses on the conservation of biodiversity in NE Madagascar with a special focus on birds. The project integrates field surveys, images from UAV and satellites with novel modelling approaches of countryside biogeography
2016 - present PhD Student in the interdisciplinary research project "Diversity Turn in Land Use Science: The importance of social diversity for sustainable land use innovation - the example of vanilla cultivation in Madagascar?
2015 - 2016 M.Sc. in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation at Imperial College, London (UK)
2014 Tropical Biology Association field course in Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Kirindy Forest (Madagascar)
2011 - 2014 B.Sc. in Geography, Environmental Sciences and Biology at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland)