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I am an applied conservation ecologist with a strong focus on freshwater fishes and aquatic ecosystems, but I have also worked on herpetofauna or invertebrates.  My research focuses on various challenges to securing biodiversity and ecosystem services in a rapidly changing and anthropogenically influenced environment, such as managing habitat decline, restoration approaches, maintaining connectivity, invasive species, fisheries management, and protecting aquatic fauna around water infrastructure, mainly related to irrigation or hydropower. I am conducting a PhD on fish screens at Australian water diversions.

Research Interests

  • Aquatic conservation
  • Freshwater fishes
  • Water infrastructure (Hydropower; Irrigation)
  • Habitat improvement and connectivity
  • Fish screens
  • Community ecology

Professional Information


  • Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB)
  • American Fisheries Society (AFS)
  • German Ichthyological Society (GfI)
  • Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations (ZGAP)
  • German Society of Herpetology and Terrarium Science (DGHT)
  • German Society of Orthopterology (GfO)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Landscape planning, Ecology and Nature conservation, Master of Science, Technische Universität München (TUM)


Landscape architecture and planning, Bachelor of Science, Technische Universität München (TUM)



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