Curriculum vitae


  • born in München, 1962
  • 1969-1973 primary school Rübgarten
  • 1973-1977 secondary school Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium Reutlingen
  • 1977-1982 secondary school Gymnasium Weilheim i. Ob.
  • 1983-1988 studies Forest Sciences in München
  • 1988-1990 junior forester at the forest service of Bavaria (Bayerische Staatsforstverwaltung)
  • 1990-1992 paternity leave
  • 1992-1996 Phd-student at the Chair of Silvicuture, TU München
  • 1996-2002 senior researcher at the Chair of Silvicuture, TU München
  • 2001 visiting researcher (three months) at Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
  • 2001 postdoctoral lecture qualification (habilitation)
  • 2001-2002 Forest district manager Forstamt Landshut, Bavaria Forest Service
  • 2003-2005 officer at the Bavarian Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Research section
  • 2005-2007 head of the silvicultural uni at the Bavarian Forst Institute
  • 2006 visiting researcher (two months) at the School of Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Since Sept. 2007 full professor, Department of Silviculture and Forest Ecology of the temperate zones, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • 2012-2016 Dean of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, University of Göttingen
  • since 2013 Chairperson of the fort advisory council of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
  • since 2016 Member of the DFG (German Science Foundation) Review Board 207
  • 2017 to 2019 Member of the senate, University of Göttingen
  • since 2020 Dean of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, University of Göttingen
  • since 2020 President of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ)