Curriculum vitae

Work experience

2018 - now

Project Manager Ziama Forest, Republic of Guinea, West Africa - Fauna & Flora International

Management of the FFI projects (Darwin, WaBICC and species fund) in the biosphere reserve Ziama Forest. Supervision of data collection via ranger biomonitoring and camera trapping.


2007 - 2018

Amphibians of the Nimba Mountains – Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

Development of research methods, proposal writing, Nimba toad field work, data analyses (including modelling), reporting. Management of the project and since 2011 principal contact for the grant donor, including grant negotiations.


2017

Morpholigical and genetic species determination, Sierra Leone.


2010

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Telimélé, Guinea. Genetic and morphological analyses, report writing.


2011 - 2012

Participation in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) SMFG, Nimba Mountains, Guinea.


2011

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) railway, Guinea. Biodiversity assessment, heading a team of seven.


2005 - 2006

Assistant scientist - Johannes-Guttenberg-University Mainz.


Education

2009 - 2016

Doctoral thesis - Humboldt University Berlin, Germany - Ecology

Title: "Living in a vanishing place - population genetics and environmental determinants of the distribution of the Nimba toad, Nimbaphrynoides occidentalis." Supervisors: Mark-Oliver Rödel, Heike Feldhaar.


2003 - 2006

Diploma – University of Würzburg, Germany – Animal ecology and tropical biology, Behavioural physiology and sociobiology, Ecophysiology and vegetation biology.

Title: “Population genetic analysis of a West-African tree-hole breeder, Phrynobatrachus guineensis (Amphibia: Anura: Phrynobatrachidae).” Supervisors: Mark-Oliver Rödel, Heike Feldhaar.

2004 - Internship, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Univeristy of Hamburg, Germany


2002 - 2003

Erasmus exchange - University of Manchester


2000 - 2001

Graduate student - Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany - Plant ecology, Anthropology


1999 - 2000

Undergraduate student - Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany - Biology


1999

Visiting student - University of Hambrug, Germany - Geology and Palaeontology


grants

2017

Amphibians of the Nimba Mountains. Monitoring and Nimba toad dry season dormancy sites.


2016

Amphibians of the Nimba Mountains. Monitoring.


2015

Amphibians of the Nimba Mountains. Monitoring.


2014

Amphibians of the Nimba Mountains. Monitoring, Nimba toad microhabitats.


2013

Amphibians of the Nimba Mountains. Monitoring, climatic conditions.


2012

Amphibians of the Nimba Mountains. Monitoring, re-examination of amphibian diversity in the surrounding lowlands and between monitoring areas.


2011

Amphibians of the Nimba Mountains. Monitoring.


2004

DAAD travel grant


2002 - 2003

ERASMUS grant