Professional experience

since 09/2015
Associate Professor for Environmental History, Director of the Institute for Ecosystem Research, Kiel University

09/2009 – 08/2015
Junior Professor (Assistant Professor) for Environmental History – Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes”, Kiel University.

05/2008 – 08/2009
Postdoc – Department of Physics, Divison of Nuclear Physics, Lund University
Research topic: AMS-14C analysis of occupational contamination in modern human tissues from people working at nuclear facilities, industries and laboratories.

06/2006 – 08/2009
Postdoc – GeoBioSphere Centre, Quaternary Geology, Lund University, Sweden
Research topic: AMS-14C dating and age-depth-modelling, geochemical (XRF, CNS, LOI) analyses of lake sediments and peat bogs from Isla de los Estados (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina) to reconstruct the deglacial and Holocene climate record of the region in the context of interhemispheric climate relations.

03/2006 – 05/2006
Postdoc – Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, research centre for radiometric dating, 14C-laboratory