I'm a trandisciplinary land system scientist with a background in Geography and Ecology. I work as a PostDoc at the Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern, Switzerland, as well as in the Earth System Science group at the Geography Department of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. During my PhD, I investigated the landscape- to regional-scale impacts of different types of vanilla cultivation as well as alternative land-uses on biodiversity and ecosystem services in north-eastern Madagascar.
Land governance, Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity , Land management systems
In this paper, recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the authors develop an innovative framework to identify and evaluate leverage points along land-use trajectories that account for path dependency. They apply this to the biodiversity hotspot north-eastern Madagascar, where they identify opportunities for sustainable land-use in fallow-derived vanilla agroforestry.
A new paper in Environmental Research Letters drawing on the insights from two international workshops on archetype analysis and on broader literature to propose a framework that identifies and describes six dimensions of validity.