About me

I studied biology in Kiel and Odense and worked for my PhD on sexual-asexual coexistence at the Universities of Hamburg and Austin, Texas. After defending my thesis [LINK: http://www.sub.uni-hamburg.de/opus/volltexte/2004/2242/ ] in Hamburg, I went for a postdoc to Helsinki. I quite liked Finland and I stayed for another postdoc (working with Kai Lindström and Hanna Kokko, trying to combine theoretical and experimental work on sexual selection and fish behaviour) and continued for two years as a lecturer. I returned to Germany as a Junior Research Group leader (funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung) at the universities of Tübingen and Cologne working on context-dependent plasticity of sexual selection in gobies. In May 2019, i finally moved back to the coast heading the research group "Coastal ecology".