1990 - 1995: Studies of forest sciences at Göttingen University, majoring in ‘Economy and Planning’.
1997 - 1999: Research fellow at the Centro de Investigaciónes Forestales de Lourizán (CIFL) in Pontevedra, Spain.
2000 – 2001: PhD student at Göttingen University, PhD thesis on growth dynamics of Pinus pinaster Ait. in NW Spain.
2001 – 2004: Post-doctoral researcher at Eberswalde University in the IFOM project, developing a concept and implementing a feasibility study for the integrated analysis of ecological monitoring data.
2006 – 2012: Consultant with Landau Media AG, Berlin (Service provider for media monitoring) Starting
2014: Post-doctoral researcher at the Thünen-Institute of Forest Genetics within the project ‘FitForClim - Procurement of highly-productive and suitable forest reproductive material for future forests under climate change’. Link to the project page www.fitforclim.de www.thuenen.de/en/fg/projects/current-projects/fitforclim/