Birds have been my main interest as long as I can remember and consequently I have become a biologist with focus on conservation biology and bird migration.

In my PhD (2013-2016) at the Department of Ornithology of Aranzadi, Society of Sciences, Spain, I studied bird migration dynamics at the Bay of Biscay by means of remote-sensing technology, namely thermal imaging, radar wind profiler and weather radars. Previously I have also worked with tracking radar for the Swiss Ornithological Institute.

In my spare time I have been involved in many bird censuses and ringing activities in different countries and have been also engaged in various educational courses in ornithology. Otherwise I simply enjoy watching birds when- and wherever I can.


Besides biology, I have a flair for languages which has proven a suitable complement to my interest in birds and travelling. I have trained as a translator and interpreter at the Heriot-Watt University, UK. I am fluent in five languages (C1/2) ([Swiss+] German, English, French, Spanish, Swedish) and another three are either in preparation (Italian A2, Finnish B2) or passive (Latin).


Further information on my background can be found in the respective sections.