Postdoctoral Research Associate
I am a freshwater biologist interested in eco-evolutionary processes. My work focuses on freshwater organisms (phyto- and zooplankton) because of their importance to vital freshwater ecosystems and their increasing anthropogenic threats.
At FLBS I am part of the Rules of Life project. We will be investigating if there are fundamental rules that link the biochemical properties of cells to dynamical processes in ecosystems. This project involves researchers from two other institutions (Arizona State University and Oklahoma State University). Here at FLBS we will focus on two model organisms that represent key ecological functional groups: Pseudomonas putida (chemoheterotrophic decomposer) and the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (photoautotroph).
PhD, "Life history responses to changes in food quality within Daphnia populations", Limnological Institute, University of Konstanz, Germany, 2020
MS, Evolution, Ecology and Systematics (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany), 2016
BS, Environmental Sciences (Bielefeld University, Germany), 2014