Since July 2021
PhD student at German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig and Leipzig University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nico Eisenhauer. Working on the influence of mutualistic fungi and plant species richness on nutrient dynamics in the framework of two experiments: (1) NUTRITION iDiv Ecotron grassland experiment and (2) MyDiv Tree-Diversity experiment.
2020 – 2021
Research Assistant at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Department Community Ecology (Dr. Martin Schädler)
Intern at German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig; Working group: Experimental Interaction Ecology (Prof. Dr. Nico Eisenhauer)
2018 – 2020
M. Sc. Crop Science at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. Thesis at the Institute of Agricultural and Food Sciences and the Julius Kühn-Institut JKI (Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants) in Kleinmachnow, Berlin, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bernd Freier and Prof. Dr. Christa Volkmar. Title: “The analysis of functional biodiversity based on the model case of the antagonist community of cereal aphids on winter wheat.”
2015 – 2018
B. Sc. Agricultural Science at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. Thesis at Institute of Agricultural and Food Sciences under the supervision of Dr. Matthias Hinz and Prof. Dr. Jan Rücknagel.
Topic: How to overcome soil fatigue on young apple trees planted on the fruit orchard at the Julius Kühn trial field in Halle.
NUTRITION iDiv Ecotron Experiment – Grassland experiment:
- How does resource inequity affect aboveground-belowground diversity and ecosystem functioning?
- Do mutualistic fungi mediate the consequences of resource inequity for aboveground-belowground diversity and ecosystem functioning?
MyDiv Tree-Diversity Experiment:
What are nutrient-related mechanisms underlying mycorrhiza-mediated tree diversity effects on ecosystem functioning?
Co-coordinating the translation of the Frontiers for Young Minds “Soil Biodiversity” Collection (Link to collection: https://www.idiv.de/en/young-minds/languages.html)