I'm a behavioural and evolutionary ecologist particularly interested in how variation is maintained. I'm a field ornithologist by training that spent a substantial amount of time studying dominance hierarchies during the PhD. I believe science is a cumulative process, and that evidence synthesis is essential to scientific progress. For my postdoctoral project, I conducted systematic reviews and meta-analyses to understand behavioural individualization as part of the SFB-TRR 212: NC³ project. I have now accepted a position as Principal Investigator to start my own research group at the Department of Evolutionary Biology. My research will combine evidence synthesis, meta-science and empirical studies to answer outstanding questions in ecology and evolution. I strongly support reproducible and transparent science.