theory & concepts

  • biodiversity dynamics
  • biogeography
  • community ecology and biotic interactions
  • conservation biology
  • ecological statistics
  • ecosystem analysis
  • entomology
  • functional diversity
  • habitat modeling
  • invasion science
  • landscape ecology
  • spider taxonomy and ecology
  • urban ecology


animal groups: spiders, ground beetles, grasshoppers, butterflies, birds, pollinators, reptiles, amphibians, bats
methods: collections management, current methods in terrestrial ecology, experimental design, data analysis using R and GIS, scientific writing and presentation


statistics: R, BioDiversityPro, Canoco, Past, PC Ord, Spade, SPSS
other: Office, Adobe, Endnote
CMS: WordPress, Typo3, Imperia

Reviewer for:

Acta Oecologica, Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, Acta Universitatis Latviensis, African Journal of Biotechnology, African Journal of Ecology, Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment, Applied Soil Ecology, Arachnologische Mitteilungen, Biodiversity and Conservation, Biologia, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Biological Conservation, Biological Invasions, Biotropica, Bulletin of Insectology, Community Ecology, Diversity, Ecological Entomology, Ecology, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, Environmental Entomology, European Journal of Entomology, Forest Ecology and Management, Global Change Biology, Global Ecology and Conservation, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Journal of Applied Entomology, Journal of Arachnology, Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, Journal of International Environmental Application and Science, Journal for Nature Conservation, Journal of Insect Conservation, Journal of Zoology, Landscape and Urban Planning, North-Western Journal of Zoology, Oecologia, PeerJ, PlosONE, Science of the Total Environment, Spixiana, Tropical Ecology, Urban Ecosystems, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, National Research Foundation South Africa