I am a postdoc currently working at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria. I have a background in geography with a specialisation in remote sensing, but my research has strong ties to landscape ecology. I am particularly interested in understand the dynamics of forest ecosystems, that is how and why forests change through space and time. As trees are long-living organisms, I mostly work with long satellite time series, such as from the Landsat archive. However, I increasingly rely also on other remote sensing and in-situ data sets, such as Lidar data, meteorological records, dendroecological records, or even simulation models. That way, I hope to facilitate our understanding of the complex dynamics of forest ecosystems and their underlying drivers at temporal and spatial scales yet hardly tackled by the scientific community.
Besides research, I am a big fan of developing statistical tools in the programming language R. I also teach statistical modeling to under-graduate and graduate students, as well as I offer support to other researchers aiming at using more complex (Bayesian) statistical models.
My free-time is mainly occupied by climbing, hiking, or skiing, which I try to document here. I also enjoy cooking and a good bottle of wine after spending the day outside.