Work & Studies
09/2013 – now: Coordinator for Education for Sustainable Development, Nürtingen-Geislingen University (NGU, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt).
11/1013 – now: Project -Coordinator “Abaca cultivation in the Philippines – assessment of constraints and new perspectives.” –a Cooperation between University of Hohenheim and Visayas State University, Baybay Leyte.
11/2008 – 10/2013 Researcher and Lecturer at the Department of General Soil Science with Petrography (310a) at the Institute for Soil Science and Land Evaluation (310) at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.
04/2005 – 04/2008: PhD candidate within the project Ku 1184 funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) – PhD Thesis: “Fate and Origin of low molecular weight organic substances in the rhizosphere”.
11/1998 – 10/2004: Academic studies in Geo-Ecology at the University of Bayreuth, completed with the “Diplom”, final grade 1.2 (“very good-passed with distinction”), major subjects: Hydrology and Soil Science, Diploma Thesis “Nitrogen in various forest eco systems in the Munessa forest (Ethiopia) – Nitrogen pools and 15N tracer dynamics”.
Teaching areas Geology and Geomorphology, Soil Genesis, Soil Forming Processes, Soil Classification Research areas Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in soil due to man-induced changes (land use change, fire), isotope studies, Sustainability and Ethics.