My scientific research broadly focusses on the nexus of land use, food production, biodiversity indicators and conservation planning. Specifically, I am very much interested in
- (a) how we can bring the best-available biodiversity change estimates into decision making processes and under which circumstances win-win situations arise.
- (b) the influence of temporal lags in our understanding of biodiversity change and effectiveness of conservation interventions.
- (c) providing scientists and practitioners with robust environmental datasets and accurate biodiversity indicators.
- (d) the creation of scenarios and predictions of what-if assumptions and plausible future for humankind and wildlife on this planet.
I enjoy thinking about and implementing novel approaches to better quantify the natural and anthropic world. Here I regularly use and combine remote-sensing, ecology and machine learning techniques.