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NLMR: Simulating neutral landscape models in R.

Recent Posts

Basic Usage of NLMR.


Short introduction into NLMR.



Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

My research interests are broad but ultimately linked to ecological patterns and the processes that created them. From this linkage one can derive various insights on how organisms shape their environment and vice versa. To tackle questions arising from linkage I design spatial explicit agent-based models, where all agents are described as unique and autonomous entities that usually interact with each other and their environment locally. With this technique we can derive emergent patterns, e.g. dynamics that arise from how the system’s individual components interact with and respond to each other and their environment.


University of Göttingen

University Koblenz-Landau
  • Bachelor of Science (Sep 2013) - Ecological impact assessment
  • Thesis:
    Platycnemis pennipes in the Danube wetlands – A comparative habitat-modelling of larval and adult Featherlegs”
  • Advisors: Ulrich Sinsch and Arnd Weber


  • German (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • R, Python, NetLogo, UNIX (shell scripting), C++
Markup Languages
  • Latex, Markdown, HTML5, YAML
  • QGIS, GRASS GIS, Esri ArcGIS, Conefor, Circuitscape

Professional Activities

Teaching Experience

Tutorial assistant - University of Göttingen

Internship Experience

German Federal Institute of HydrologyStudent Intern — Aug 2012 – Apr 2013
  • Data preprocessing with open-source software
  • Developed and programmed species distribution models for freshwater species

Workshops and Conferences

geostat Workshop 2017
  • 14 - 19 Aug 2017
  • Tomislav Hengl, Barry Rowlingson, Virgilio Gómez Rubio, Jannes Muenchow, Madlene Nussbaum, Daniel Nuest
Young Modellers in Ecology Workshop 2017
  • 1 - 5 May 2017
  • Poster Contribution
Workshop "Advances in Spatial Analysis of Multivariate Ecological Data"
  • 3 - 7 Apr 2017
  • Prof. Pierre Legendre, Université de Montréal
Young Modellers in Ecology Workshop 2016
  • 8 - 13 May 2016
  • With preworkshop “Data Visualization in R”
  • Poster Contribution
Workshop "High-level, high-performance technical computing with Julia"
  • 3 Dec 2015
  • Peter Chronz, GWDG Göttingen
Workshop "Tools for Analyzing Landscape Connectivity Methods and Applications"
  • 6-7 Oct 2015
  • Santiago Saura, Georg-August-University, Göttingen
45th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • 31 Aug - 4 Sep 2015
  • Poster Contribution
Young Modellers in Ecology Workshop 2015
  • 5-8 May 2015
  • Poster Contribution
Workshop "Spatial Methods in R"
  • 23-27 Mar. 2015
  • Johannes Signer, Georg-August-University, Göttingen

Professional services and affiliation

British Ecological Society (BES)
  • since 2017: Member
  • Young Modellers in Ecology
  • since May 2015: Member of the organizing team