I focus on investigating the interplay of physiological constraints, behavioral plasticity and environmental variability on pinniped populations. My projects include basic science and research applied toward conservation and management of marine living resources. I enjoy developing new experimental designs, technologies and analytical approaches.
1988 Diplom Degree in Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany
1992 PhD, Zoology, University of Bielefeld and Max-Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology, Seewiesen, Germany
Enjoys climbing, Hiking, Photography, Travel, Languages, Art