Since 2019: Scientist at the Thünen Institute for Sea Fisheries, working group Marine Ecosystems.
2016-2019: PostDoc at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany, department Functional Ecology, working group Ecosystem Functions. Topic: Spatial dynamics of benthic functional diversity in the North Sea.
2014-2015: PostDoc at the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Hamilton, New Zealand, working group Marine Ecology.
2012-2013: Guest scientist at NIWA, Hamilton, New Zealand, working group Marine Ecology.
2005-2011: PhD-student at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), Texel, the Netherlands, department Marine Ecology. Topic: Size-dependent predation risk for young bivalves.
2004: Freelance biologist (Benthic surveys).
2002-2003: Master thesis at NIOZ, Texel, The Netherlands.
1996-2003: Study of Biology at the Universities of Rostock and Bremen, Germany. Major subjects Marine Biology, Ecology, and Geology.