I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Environmental Systems Science (D-USYS) at ETH Zurich and the Department of Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling (SIAM) at Eawag.
My general research interests include the application of (mainly statistical and spatial) models to explore interdisciplinary research topics in ecology, geography, and economic decision analyses.
As part of the Human Impacts project at Eawag, my doctoral research applies statistical species distribution models to quantify how benthic macroinvertebrate and fish communities respond to environmental conditions. I investigate methodological questions in the application and performance of different modelling approaches, and identify dominant natural and anthropogenic environmental conditions affecting stream invertebrate communities. These results can then be disseminated to inform field biologists, taxonomists, and managers of biomonitoring programs.