Undergraduate studies

Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany) and University of Edinburgh (Scotland); 1989-1992. Funded by Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation) and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

Graduate Studies

Ph.D. (Ecology), 1993-1997, University of California Davis/ San Diego State University; advisor: Dr. Michael F. Allen (now at UC Riverside, Center for Conservation Biology)

Postdoc

Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Plant Biology, Stanford (California), 1998-1999; advisor: Dr. Christopher B. Field (now Director at Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment)

Appointments

  • 1999-2005: Assistant Professor, Microbial Ecology, University of Montana
  • 2005-2007: Associate Professor, Microbial Ecology, University of Montana
  • 2007-2008: Professor (W2), Plant Ecology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • 2008-  Professor (W3), Plant Ecology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • 2013- Director, Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB)

 Editorial service

  • Editor-in-Chief, Pedobiologia (2004-2014); now Editorial Board (2014-)
  • Editor, Ecology, Ecological Monographs (2008-)
  • Editor, PLoS One (2011-2015)

 Publications

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