Environmental Research and Consultancy



Field of work:

In addition to my research in geography, landscape ecology and soil science I am working as a consultant at the science-policy-interface translating geo-science for decision makers as well as for the general public.

Rooting in a deep understanding of ecological processes and applied environmental science I am supporting different clients by providing:

  • policy relevant information about land degradation dynamics, sustainable land-use and soil policy;

  • digital spatial data analyses applying Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS, SAGA GIS, Q-GIS);

  • project management and controlling;

  • group moderation and facilitation in academics and policy contexts;

  • geo-ecological field works on soils, vegetation, geomorphology and sustainable land-use.

Furthermore, I am a lecturer on physical geography and soil science at Leipzig University.

 

Working experience:

2018

European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018
Convener for short course SC 2.10: »How to get involved in global efforts to sustain soil and land« on the role of geoscientists in the SDG implementation efforts, together with Steffen A. Schweizer, Chloe Hill, and Taru Sanden.

Consultant for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Consultancy for the Sector Project to Comabt Desertification.

Consultant for the Research Lab at Leipzig University
Consultancy on statistical evaluation of the Research Labs programms

2017

Global Soil Week 2017
Scientific Early Career Representative  at workshop 3: »Protecting land resources for shared Prosperity« on the role and implementation of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) within the SDGs 1,2,3,5,9,14, and 17.

2016

Consultant for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Consultant on land and soil related topics for the Sector Project to Comabt Desertification.

Consultant for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Consultant on land and soil related topics for the Initiative Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security. Expertise on Soil Quality Indicators (in German): here

2015

Consultant for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Consultant on land and soil related topics for the Sector Project to Comabt Desertification. Expertise on Climate Change Mitigation and Carbon Storage in Soils (in German): here

Program manager for the Young Professionals Programme at the Global Soil Week 2015 in Berlin
More information: here , here & at sustainablefoodtrust.org

2014

Sector Project to Combat Desertification at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Internship at GIZ in Bonn with a main focus on virtual land, UNCCD, IPBES and the campaign Soil. Sustains Life for the UN International Year of Soil.
More information: www.grund-zum-leben.de

2010-2011

Scientific consultant for the project »Past Anthropogenic Impact on the Environment in Nahal Zalmon« at the Institute of Geography at Mainz University/ Germany.

2009-2010

Project management & consultancy for the tourist guiding system »Leipzig Music Trail« at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science at Leipzig University/ Germany.

2008

GIS-analyst for the project »The Ecological Impacts of Homestead Settlements in the Negev.« at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology/ Israel