I am a wildlife biologist, and my main research interests are in – but not restricted to – animal movement, habitat selection and landscape connectivity in the context of natal dispersal or seasonal migration, and the space race between predators and their prey. Understanding the causes and consequences of the redistribution of individuals within or among populations is not only an exciting research topic, but also has profound implications for conservation and wildlife management in today’s increasingly fragmented landscapes. I work in various systems and on various taxa, such as carnivores, ungulates and birds.
I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Swiss Ornithological Institute (Vogelwarte) in Sempach, Switzerland.
I am an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Durban, South Africa, where I act as an advisor on several postgraduate students’ theses in the field of wildlife ecology and conservation.
I am a member of the IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group and a member of the collaborative science project on wild boar euroboar.