My research focuses on global change effects in river ecosystems, large scale patterns of freshwater biodiversity, and river health. I am interested and engaged in large international initiatives like the Freshwater-BON, like maintaining and developing the Freshwater Information Platform, and thinking about effective communication to support efforts in freshwater conservation.
since 2014: Scientist, IGB: Global change effects in river ecosystems
2010-2013: Junior research group leader, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK‐F), Frankfurt
2009: Postdoc, Department of River Ecology and Conservation, Senckenberg, Frankfurt
2008: Postdoc, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chin. Acad. of Sciences, Wuhan
2004-2007: PhD, Dept. of Applied Zoology/Hydrobiology, University of Duisburg‐Essen
2001-2003: Postgraduate Scholarship "Language & Professional Experience China", Beijing, China
1997-2001: Diploma Environmental Sciences, University of Duisburg-Essen