2012 Habilitation, Ecology, University of Göttingen
2002-2006 Dissertation (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Jena
2002 Diploma thesis, University of Rostock (conducted at Imperial College London)
1998-2002 Study of Biology (Diploma) at the Universities of Regensburg and Rostock
1996 Abitur, Max-Planck-Gymnasium München-Pasing
Oct. 2020 W3 Professor for Biodiversity Monitoring, University of Bonn / Leibniz Institute for Biodiversity of Animals
2015-2020 W2 Professor, Animal Ecology and multitrophic interactions, Institute of Landscape Ecology, Department of Geosciences, University of Münster, Germany
2006-2015 Postdoc at Agroecology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Göttingen, Germany
Head of the Equal Opportunities Commission of the Department of Geosciences, University if Münster (until 2020)
Head of examination board of the BSc and MSc program in Landscape Ecology at the University of Münster (2018-2020)
Deputy managing director of the Institute of Landscape Ecology at the University of Münster (2019-2020)
Member of the Rectorate Commission for Internationalization (2018-2020)
Member of faculty council, Department of Geosciences, University of Münster (2016-2018)
Reviewed scientific manuscripts for Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment, Annals of Botany, Basic and Applied Ecology, Ecological Entomology, Ecological Indicators, Ecology Letters, Ecology, Ecosystems, Environmental Modeling and Assessment, European Journal of Entomology, European Journal of Forest Research, European Journal of Wildlife Research, Field Crops Research, Functional Ecology, Global Change Biology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Ecology, Journal of Pest Science, Landscape Ecology, Nature Communications, Nature Ecology & Evolution, Nature, Oecologia, Pedobiologia, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Plant and Soil, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, Science of the Total Environment, Scientific Reports, Soil Biology and Biochemistry.
Reviewed international scientific proposals for UK National Environmental Research Council (NERC), Swiss National Science foundation (SNF), Czech Science Foundation.
Reviewed national scientific proposals for DFG, Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), Cusanuswerk, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Freiburg FRIAS Junior fellowship.