Funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG; an Eigene Stelle grant)
Biodiversity -- Macroecology & Macroevolution
I am interested in understanding broad-scale biodiversity dynamics, in space and time. I am particularly curious about the role of history in shaping the modern biota, including how evolutionary history of the biotic components interacted with historical environmental transitions.
My research approach is synthesizing large ecological and evolutionary data sets to investigate processes that give rise to the dramatic temporal and spatial variation in different aspects of biodiversity. I think that different organismal systems and their environmental templates are interesting in their own way but also combine to give us the fascinating diversity of our biota. Therefore, I aspire to integrate knowledge of various organismal systems, including terrestrial mammals, marine bivalves, and parasites (see more on the research page).