I am an ecosystem and community ecologist focusing on the drivers and interdependencies of patterns in biodiversity, food-web structure, and the functioning of ecosystems. Much of my research involves testing how climate and land-use change alter the flow of energy and matter through food webs and across landscapes. I work primarily in freshwater systems (rivers and lakes) but my expertise also spans riparian and floodplain forests and grasslands.
I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv). I am investigating how changes in plant diversity influence the structure and stability of invertebrate food webs in an experimental grassland system.