Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2016 Associate Professor at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
  • 2016 Habilitation (venia Ecology)
  • 2013-2016 Assistant Professor at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
  • 2011 – 2013 Scientific Assistent at the Institute of Sensory Ecology, Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2010 Graduation (Dr. rer. nat., summa cum laude) at the University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 2007 – 2010 Research for Dissertation at the University of Würzburg, Germany. Title: “Scents as floral defence: Impact on Species and Communities, Mechanisms and Ecological Consequences”. PhD scholarship (Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst) and funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Supervised by Professor Dr. Nico Blüthgen.
  • 2006 – 2007 Diploma thesis at the University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 2004 – 2006 studies in biology at the University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 2001 – 2003 undergraduate studies in biology at the University of Konstanz, Germany
  • 1981 born in Buchen, Germany


Scientific activities and research stays
  • 2016 Nominated and elected councilor of the International Society of Chemical Ecology
  • (2016-2019) Organization of a Symposium on the potential of n-dimensional hypervolumes in ecology and beyond, Salzburg, Austria
  • 2016 Member of the organizing committee of the 10th Annual Meeting of the Macroecology Working Group for the Ecological Society Germany, Austria & Switzerland, Vienna, Austria, 2017
  • Since 2015 Representative of the University of Salzburg for the CCCA (Climate Change Centre AUSTRIA)
  • Since 2015 Alternate member of the funds advisory committee of the National Park Funds of Salzburg
  • 2014 Chair of the Gordon Research Seminar on Plant Volatiles, January
  • 2014 in Ventura, California, USA 2014 Chair of the session „The role of plant volatiles in community ecology“ at the GfÖ (Gesellschaft für Ökologie) meeting 2014 in Hildesheim, together with Dr. Sybille Unsicker (MPI for Chemical Ecology)
  • 2012 research stay at the Cornell University, New York State, USA in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Robert A. Raguso (DFG funded)
  • 2011 – 2014 Co-applicant, member of the executive committee and project leader of the graduate school „Evolutionary Networks: Organisms, Reactions, Molecules“ of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
  • 2009 and 2013/14 research stays in Hawaii, USA in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Curt Daehler, University of Hawaii (DFG funded)


Positions at the University of Salzburg / academic self-administration
  • Since 2016 elected member of the senate of the University of Salzburg
  • Since 2016 Faculty member of the Doctorate School PLUS „Statistics and Applied Data Science“ at the University Salzburg
  • Since 2016 Faculty member of the Doctorate School PLUS „Dynamic Mountain Environments“ at the University Salzburg
  • Since 2016 Member of the Curricular-commission of the curriculum „Data Science“
  • 2015 Initiation and development of a written report on the future of the biological departments at the University of Salzburg for an evaluation
  • Since 2013 Responsible for international mobility at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Salzburg


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