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Since 2009

Project leader at PETRARCA e.V.

Since 2004

Project leader at FIBL

and since 2009
Senior scientist at the Dept. of Organic Farming & Cropping Systems of the University of Kassel-Witzenhausen. Various projects to the topics Organic Agriculture, Development of landscape and Nature Protection


Participation at the EU-Concerted Action 'The landscape and nature production capacity of organic/sustainable types of agriculture'

since 1994Teaching contract for landscape ecology within the study programme 'Ökologischer Landbau', supervision of more than 100 Diploma theses
1987-1997Scientist at the Department of Ecology and Nature Protection, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences of the University of Kassel-Witzenhausen, Phytosociological investigations for the renaturation of industry-impacted areas, teaching contracts in phytosociology.
1981-1987Study of Biology at the TU Braunschweig and the University of Göttingen
1979-1981"Civil service in environmental protection" at the office for Garden- and Forrest of the municipality of Wuppertal
  • Nature and landscape development on organic farms
  • Field wild herb vegetation in organic farming
  • Social/ multifunctional agriculture
  • Participatory education projects on organic farms
  • Intervention compensation regulation and organic farming
  • Nature indicators

Co-founder and board member of PETRARCA (Europäische Akademie für Landschaftskultur)