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 relationships between natural and anthropogenic environmental conditions and benthic macroinvertebrate and fish community composition in Swiss rivers. I investigate methodological questions in the application and performance of different modelling approaches, and identify dominant natural conditions and anthropogenic stressors affecting stream invertebrate communities. These results can then be disseminated to inform field biologists, taxonomists, and managers of biomonitoring programs.