I am a postdoctoral researcher at ITC in the department of Earth Observation Science (EOS). I have a background in (Geo-) Ecology and Biogeography, but since my diploma thesis on the infamous Asian Tiger Mosquito Aedes albopictus has my research been focused on spatial and spatio-temporal patterns of disease vectors and the pathogens they transmit. Working on a topic where so many different disciplines overlap makes for an exciting mix of concepts, mechanisms and methods. Being the main organizer of our talk series, the GeoHealth Hour, is a great opportunity to further broaden my horizon.

Ever since my first publication (on the extrinsic incubation period of dengue), making data accessible and digestible to others has been a major driver of motivation for me. The most recent result of this is ENDIG, an interactive geovisualization of European surveillance systems for communicable diseases.

Expertise

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences

    • Model
    • Vector
    • Mosquito
    • Risk
    • Region
    • Area
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

    • Aedes albopictus
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences

    • Climate Change

Publications

2023
2021
2020

Research profiles

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