- Forest structure analyses using inventory data
- Canopy height modelling with 3d satellite and aerial imagery
- Disturbance ecology based on tree-ring data
- Biodiversity modelling at different spatial scales
Education and professional experience
|05/2015 - 04/2017
|Postdoctoral fellow - SILVIS Lab, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
|06/2013 - 03/2015
|Research associate - Remote Sensing Group and Stand Dynamics and Silviculture group WSL
|02/2010 - 05/2013
|Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences ETH Zurich - WSL and Forest Ecology Group at ETH
|Ph.D. thesis: "Structure and disturbance patterns of the largest European primeval beech forest revealed by terrestrial and remote sensing data"
|10/2005 - 11/2010
|Certificate of Teaching Ability in Environmental Education ETH Zurich
|10/2006 - 10/2008
|Master of Science in Environmental Sciences ETH Zurich - Specialisation in Forest and Landscape Management
|Master thesis: "Growth reactions of beech, Scots pine and black pine on a forest fire" (in German)
|10/2003 - 09/2006
|Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences ETH Zurich
The monitoring of natural forest reserves in Switzerland studies the natural forest using a standardised methodology based on forest inventories. There are 49 reserves under observation, which cover the most common forest types of Switzerland.
The cooperation in forest research between Switzerland and Ukraine, which has existed since 1999, focusses on the topics of primeval forest research and the sustainable use of resources in the energy wood sector.