until December 31st, 2015
2013 - 2015: Research assistant at the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institut, Institute for Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock
2007 - 2013: PhD in Portugal and Spain at the University of Aveiro, Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and Centro Oceanográfico de Vigo, Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO). Dissertation topic: "Interactions of cetaceans with Portuguese and Spanish fisheries in Atlantic waters: costs, benefits and implications for management"
2007: Consultancy at the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species/United Nations Environment Program (UNEP/CMS) in Bonn, Germany
2005 - 2006: Research project on sea lion ecology at Coquimbo and Iquique, Chile
1999-2004: Studies in Biology (University of Erlangen/Nürnberg) and Aquatic Ecology (University of Bremen), Degree: M.Sc. in Aquatic Ecology