Research experience and projects

2017 - current Museum für Naturkunde

Project: Linking climate trends with the amphibian fossil record

2014 – current Humboldt Universität zu Berlin | Museum für Naturkunde

PhD candidate with Dr. Mark-Oliver Rödel

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

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 Dr. Wolfgang Kießling

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

2008 Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Undergraduate student with Dr. Bernhard Ronacher

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

Student assistant with Dr. 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

Linux, Windows

Programming language R (Data visualization, statistics, modeling, Markdown)

Microsoft Office, Libre Office and LaTeX

Reference manager Mendeley

Basic knowledge

Image editing with Photoshop, GIMP, Inkscape, Illustrator

QGIS

HTML




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