Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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Curriculum vitae

Education and positions

since 2011 associated researcher at the Institute of Geobotany, University Halle-Wittenberg (AG Prof. M. Röser)

2017 Habilitation in Botany

2015 Certificate "Scientific Teaching", University Halle-Wittenberg

2008 - 2011 Post-doctoral researcher: “Phylogeographic  pattern and gene flow in African Marantaceae” in the lab of Dr. Olivier  Hardy from the department of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology at the  Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium with field trips to the tropical  rainforest in Cameroun and DRCongo (DAAD, DFG, FNRS, ANR).

2004 – 2008  Doctoral position: “Evolutionary tendencies in  African Marantaceae – evidence from floral morphology, ecology and  phylogeny” with three field trips of three to four months to the  tropical rainforest in Gabon (DAAD, DFG). Supervisor: Prof. R. Claßen-Bockhoff at the University of Mainz, Germany.

2002/03 Diploma thesis: “Diversity and Endemism of the Tribus  Epidendreae (Orchidaceae) in Bolivia” conducted at the Fundacion Amigos  de la Naturaleza (FAN) in Bolivia (DAAD). Supervisor: Prof. P. Ibisch  and Prof. W. Barthlott at the University of Bonn, Germany.

2000 Study abroad at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

1997 – 2003  Study of Biology at the University of Bonn, Germany

Further professional experience

2016 Instructor at the Drexel University field course "Tropical   Biodiversity and Conservation" for Bachelor and Master students in Gabon

2015 Instructor at the CAB-Alliance "Professional Development Workshop" for Master students at the USTM in Gabon

2015 Instructor at the Drexel University field course "Tropical  Biodiversity and Conservation" for Bachelor and Master students in  Cameroon

2010 Botanical expert during the "Congo River 2010 Expedition"   

Memberships: Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft (DBG), Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie (GTÖ), Botanical Society of America (BSA)

Associated Editor for the Journal of "Plant Ecology and Evolution   "

Referee for Adansonia, African Journal of Biotechnology, American Journal of Botany, Annals of Botany, ANR - the French National Research Agency, Biotropica, Blumea, Conservation Genetics, FLORA, Forest Ecology and Management, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Organisms Diversity and Evolution (ODE), Plant Ecology and Evolution, Plant Systematics and Evolution, PLOS ONE, Scientia Horticulturae, Systematic Botany