Curriculum Vitae

Short CV

Below is a short version of my CV. The full version can be downloaded here.



Academic education


Postgraduate Diploma (PGDipl.) in wildlife management, Zoology Department, Otago University, New Zealand


Master of Science (M.Sc.) in plant ecology, Botany Department, Otago University, New Zealand


Diplom (Dipl. Laök) in landscape ecology & nature conservation, Institut für Botanik und Landschaftsökologie, University of Greifswald, Germany


Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.) in macroecology, Institute of Zoology, Department of Ecology, University of Mainz, Germany


Career and positions

2005 - 2008

Doctoral scientist, Department of Ecology, University of Mainz, Germany (2 1/2 years)

2008 - 2009

Postdoc, Ecology, Behavior & Evolution Section, University of California, San Diego, USA (1 year)

2010 - 2011

Postdoc, Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity Research Group, Aarhus University, Denmark (2 years)

2012 - 2013

Assistant Professor, Integrative Ecology and Evolution Section, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark (2 years)

Since 2014

Associate Professor for Quantitative Biodiversity Science,
Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands



since 2006

Member of the International Society of Biogeography (IBS)


Professional services

since 2006

Ad-hoc reviews (>60) for scientific journals: Biological Reviews, Condor, Conservation Biology, Current Forestry Reports, Diversity and Distributions, Ecography, Ecological Modelling, Ecology, Ecology Letters, Global Change Biology, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Field Ornithology, Journal of Vegetation Science, Methods in Ecology & Evolution, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, Oecologia, Oikos, Perspectives in Plant Ecology Evolution and Systematics, PLoS ONE, Proceedings of the Royal Society B

since 2008

Ad-hoc reviews for funding agencies: US National Science Foundation, Fulbright Commission, Czech Science Foundation

2009 - 2010

Handling editor: The Condor - an international journal of avian biology

2012 - 2018

Associate editor: Journal of Biogeography

2014 - 2018

Subject editor: Ecography


Guest associate editor: PLOS Computational Biology

2014 - 2017

Member of the organising committee of the Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting (NAEM)