I graduated from the University of Konstanz, Germany with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Biological Sciences in 2021, majoring in behaviour, ecology and evolution.
I was always fascinated with nature and the little wonders and stories you can find in it and I am very happy to have chosen a profession that enables me to understand nature and its processes better and that will hopefully lead to developing ways to conserve it. The impact of climate change on ecosystems and the loss of biodiversity are of great concern to me. Wanting to address these issues in my work led me to the projects I have done so far. For my bachelor thesis I looked at the impact of climate change on the capacity to self-fertilize in Mimulus guttatus by simulating different temperature regimes. During my master studies I started getting interested in social animal structures and pollinator communities. My thesis focused on the sublethal effects of popular agrochemicals on the colony development and brood caring behaviour in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. I conducted field experiments, using wild colonies as well as working in the lab, designing a novel bioassay to be included in official risk assessments of such agrochemicals.