- Stress responses
- Canopy processes
Temperate forests are subjected to increasingly drier and hotter climatic conditions. During the last decade severe drought events caused a noticeable change in European forest structure and composition. Understanding what physiological traits govern how trees cope with severe drought events is crucial for assessing future changes of temperate forests. In my work in the Physiological Plant Ecology group, I will focus on physiological and structural changes on the short and long-term time scale in the canopy of trees. For that we are conducting a throughfall exclusion experiment at the Swiss Canopy Crane II site in a mature forest in Hölstein (https://ppe.duw.unibas.ch/en/sccii/).
Since 2023 PhD student in the Physiological Plant Ecology group, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland
2018 – 2023 Master of Science Biology, Universität Hamburg, Germany; Thesis: “Influence of contrasting soil conditions on starch content in nine different tree species”
2014 – 2018 Bachelor of Science Biology, Universität Hamburg, Germany; Thesis: “Stomatary reaction patterns of different drought-sensitive trees to drought: comparison between Acer platanoides, Ulmus leavis, Fraxinus excelsior and Robinia pseudoacacia”