Professional and Research Interests

  • Software Development, sample based forest inventories on regional and national level
  • Statistical Analysis of forest inventory data including analysis of data quality
  • Implementation of user requirements  in forest inventory software applications

Curriculum vitae

Education (start with professional training)

1994‑1997 Doctoral thesis: Quantitative methods for the assessment of forest area structure (grade: magna cum laude).
1986‑1993 Diploma in Forestry (M. Sc.) Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg.

Work Experience (academic and implementation)

2012‑current Scientific Service of the Swiss NFI, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland.
IT specialist, statistical programming, software development.
2008‑2012 Associated Director, Head of Department Data Integration Standards, Nycomed: a Takeda company, Konstanz Germany. Responsible for the Clinical data warehouse and integration of clinical trial data, management of CDISC data standardisation.
2002-2008 Senior group leader SAS Application Programming, Byk Gulden / Altana Pharma AG, Konstanz. Organization, conducting and supervision of SAS-related clinical application programming tasks and the SAS services supply for the Nycomed R&D Departments.
1997-2002 Project Manager Inventory Design and Statistics Department of National Forest Inventory, WSL, development of quantitative methods in landscape ecology, development and maintenance of databases and data analysis software.
1996-1997 Research assistant, WSL software development, for the European Forest Information and Communication System project.
1993-1996 Research Assistant, Department Forest Biometry, University of Freiburg. Duties: Research and teaching I Forest Biometry and forest mensuration.