Research experience and projects

2014 – current Humboldt Universität zu Berlin | Museum für Naturkunde

PhD candidate with Dr. Mark-Oliver Rödel

Project: Combining paleontological and neontological data to assess the extinction risk of amphibians

Date of defence: 18th December 2018

2018 - current Museum für Naturkunde

Project: Amphibian monitoring Nimba Mountains, Guinea

2017 Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Project: Linking climate trends with the amphibian fossil record

2017 Museum für Naturkunde

Project: In vitro early tests on drought tolerance of somatic seedlings

2012 - 2013 Museum für Naturkunde

Research assistant with Dr. Wolfgang Kießling

Project: Geographic range dynamics of marine taxa

2011 Humboldt Universität zu Berlin | Museum für Naturkunde

Graduate student with Wolfgang Kießling

Project: Geographic range dynamics of marine gastropods - an attempt to predict future geographic ranges

2008 Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Undergraduate student with Bernhard Ronacher

Project: Influence of missing parts on human pattern recognition as revealed by multidimensional scaling

Student assistant with Bernhard Ronacher

Project: Navigation and 3-D spatial orientation of desert ants (Tunisia)

Education

2014 – current Humboldt Universität zu Berlin | Museum für Naturkunde

Thesis title: A paleontological-zoological analysis of the influence of traits on the extinction risk of amphibians

2008 – 2011 Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Study of Organismic Biology and Evolution

Degree: Master of Science, 1.3 (very good)

2005 – 2008 Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Study of Biology

Degree: Bachelor of Science, 2.3 (good)

Languages

German (first language)

English (business fluent)

French (basic knowledge)

Grants

MfN Innovationsfond (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, institute internal grant): Linking climate trends with the amphibian fossil record

Fellow Program Open Science by Wikimedia and Stifterverband: Opening up science

Travel Grant Progressive Palaeontology Conference 2016

Elsa Neumann Fellowship of the state of Berlin: A paleontological-zoological analysis of the influence of traits on the extinction risk of amphibians

Social commitment

2014 - 2017: Elected part of the representation of doctoral students at the Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity

IT skills

Advanced knowledge

R programming language (Data analysis, visualization (ggplot), statistics, modeling, Markdown)

Microsoft Office, Libre Office

Typesetting language LaTeX

Mendeley and BibTeX

Basic knowledge

BEAST, Tracer, Mesquite, GPlates

Image editing with Photoshop, GIMP, Inkscape, Illustrator

QGIS

HTML




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