I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in how plant-plant and plant-soil biota interactions change in response to climate change, range shifts and pollution (e.g. microplastic contamination). Using a combination of greenhouse and field experiments, I investigate how biotic and abiotic factors affect the outcome of within and between species interactions.
I am also passionate about science communication and open science.
2020 - present: Assistant professor
Plant Ecology Group (Prof. Katja Tielbörger)
Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
2017 - 2019: Postdoctoral researcher
Aarhus University (Denmark) with Dr. Bodil Ehlers & Dr. Christian Damgaard
2016 - 2017: Postdoctoral researcher
Kent State University (OH – USA) with Prof. David Ward
October 2014 - December 2015: Postdoctoral researcher
Tübingen University, Germany with Prof. Katja Tielbörger
2010 - 2013: PhD in plant evolutionary ecology
Tübingen University, Institute of Evolution and Ecology, Plant Ecology Group (Prof. Katja Tielbörger)
2008 - 2009: Post-degree fellowship
BioProtection Research Center, Lincoln University, Canterbury - New Zealand. (Philip Hulme & Richard Duncan group)