I am an ecologist and a remote sensing researcher. My areas of expertise are ecosystem function remote sensing and terrestrial ecology, and my main research interest is in using remote sensing to study and analyse broad-scale vegetation dynamics and terrestrial carbon cycling, with particular emphasis on vegetation phenological and functional responses to hydroclimatic impacts.
My primary role in MPI-BGC is to work on a research project to investigate effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning by integrating multi-temporal remote sensing and in-situ measurement (oBEF-Across). This project is funded by German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. This project is a collaborative effort among MPI-BGC (Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry), UL (University of Leipzig), and UFZ (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research).