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Aquatic Nutrient Cycles
Scientist
Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2830
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87-2332
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I’m a biogeochemist with experiences in freshwater and marine systems (B.Sc. in Biogeosciences, M.Sc. in Biological Oceanography). Besides biogeochemical processes in transitional and coastal waters, I’m also very interested in communicating science and research to various audiences (M.Sc. in Science Communication).

After studying at four universities in three countries (Germany, Finland and Ireland), I worked mainly as a project and communications officer. In 2017, I joined the working group “Aquatic Nutrient Cycles” lead by Dr. Jana Friedrich at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research, Germany. Together we coordinate the activities regarding the European research infrastructure initiative DANUBIUS-RI (International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Sea Systems) in the Elbe-North Sea Supersite. In the current preparatory phase project DANUBIUS-PP, we are also leading the development of the Science and Innovation Agenda for DANUBIUS-RI.

Experience


  • Since 04/2017 Research Associate
    Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research
    Hamburg Area, Germany
  • 10/2016 - 03/2017 Communications Officer
    European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment
    Bonn Area, Germany
  • WS 2016/2017 Lecturer in Science Communication
    Kiel University, Germany

Education


  • 2014 - 2016 M.Sc. in Science Communication
    Dublin City University, Ireland
    Thesis: "Communicating (Un)certainty and Risk: How the English Language Press Reported the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report" (Prof. Dr. Pat Brereton, Dr. Padraig Murphy)
  • 2012 - 2015 M.Sc. in Biological Oceanography
    Kiel University & GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany
    Thesis: "Microbial Sulfate Reduction and Nitrogen Fixation in Oil-Contaminated Marine Sediments" (Prof. Dr. Tina Treude, Prof. Dr. Klaus Wallmann)
  • 2011 - 2012 Environmental Sciences (Limnology & Ecotoxicology)
    University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland
  • 2009 - 2012 B.Sc. in Biogeosciences
    Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
    Thesis: "Identification of Oxidative Stress in Chironomus riparius Larvae Exposed to Fullerene Nanoparticles" (Prof. Dr. Kirsten Küsel, Dr. Matti Leppänen)