Background and activities
My research focuses on quantifying the impacts of power lines on birds and mammals. It aims to gain a better understanding on how the production and distribution of electricity is affecting wildlife. My PhD is a part of the CONSENSE project: assessing the overall impacts of the Norwegian power generation and distribution on biodiversity. We are using a holistic life cycle perspective to address today's electricity system and future production scenarios for hydropower and wind power in Norway.
I have a BSc in Landscape Management and Nature Conservation from the University for Sustainable Development in Eberswalde (Germany) and a MSc in International Nature Conservation, a double degree programme from Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen (Germany) and Lincoln University (New Zealand).
Before beginning my PhD I was involved in several research and nature conservation projects, aiming to protect and study bird species like the kākāpō, kiwi, kārearea and the red kite.