I studied biology at the University of Tübingen (Germany).
After working as an honorary researcher at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) in 2003/2004,
I finished my studies with a diploma thesis on detection strategies of Natterers bats.
In January 2007 I moved to the Max Planck Institute in Seewiesen to do a PhD on habitat recognition in bats.
My field work during the summer months will be conducted in Bulgaria at the field station of the Siemers group in Tabachka.