Humans are part of most wildlife habitat. Today´s expansion of human activity increases not only the frequency of contacts between wildlife and humans year-around, but also leaves long-lasting ecological footprints in wildlife habitat. The overarching goal of my research is to improve our understanding of the ecological effects of the structure and the dynamics of human activity on wildlife. My main interests concern the behavior and movement ecology of wildlife within the context of landscape ecological aspects, specifically with respect to human-wildlife interactions. Within my area of research I combine empirical and GIS-based approaches using statistical and spatial analysis.
Apart from spending time with friends and family, I enjoy different types of outdoor activities, in particular cross-country and backcountry skiing. During summer, the schedule serves hiking, biking and swimming.