I joined the Eawag to work on the AQUACROSS project. In this context we develop and combine various ecological models dealing with biodiversity and ecosystem services, to support the management of freshwater ecosystems. Our work focuses on a particular case study located in Switzerland, but we also collaborate with various other case studies in Europe.
Previously, as a postdoctoral scientist and earlier as a doctoral student at Senckenberg and the University of Frankfurt a.M., Germany, I worked on different applications of species distribution models in freshwater ecosystems. This research included implementing linkages between hydrological and ecological models in small catchments of China and Germany, assessing the possible effects of future land-use and climate changes on freshwater biodiversity and using distribution predictions to learn how anthropogenic impacts affect freshwater biodiversity.