I am a research scientist broadly interested in identifying and trying to solve problems associated with the conservation of wildlife. My research to date has focused on the use of macroecology to improve our understanding of the processes that drive biological invasions and the distribution and impacts of alien species. I work at the Institute of Biology at the Freie Universität Berlin.
I am an Associate Editor of the journal BioInvasions Records, and a member of the IUCN EICAT Authority, which is a small international team of invasion scientists responsible for the development and implementation of a new methodology to quantify and categorise the environmental impacts of alien species: the Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT). EICAT was formally adopted by the IUCN in February 2020, and we now aim to complete EICAT assessments for all known alien species worldwide. The EICAT Authority will oversee the assessment process and publish completed assessments on the IUCN website.