After apprenticeship and career as a chef, I decided to study biology, since I was interested in nature all my life. I am interested in a variety of biological topics including zoology, behavioural ecology and neurobiology.
Subject of my diploma thesis are iguanid lizards (Anolis sagrei). I examine emotion dependent colour change and the neuronal basis of emotional states in aggressive encounters.
Particularly I am interested in human behavioural ecology and its neuronal basis, especially the coherences of habitat change and behaviour in modern humans. As biodiversity is an important resource for mankind, this is also one of my favoured topics.
I have decades of experience in keeping and breeding various species of fish, frogs and lizards.