Research topics

  • Social-ecological systems in urban and peri-urban areas
  • Blue-green infrastructure: functional connectivity across human-dominated landscapes
  • Light pollution: impacts of artificial light at night on biodiversity
  • Scenario-based land-change assessments and future pathways
  • Land multifunctionality and ES trade-offs
  • Conservation genetics


Academic qualifications

2008:   PD/Lecturer Landscape Modelling, D-USYS, ETH Zürich

1999:   PhD Landscape Modelling, University of Bern

1994:   Msc Biology, University of Basel


Topics for Master Theses

A list of research projects for Master's students is available in the following database: Master Theses