about me


I am a zoologist researching the fields of animal behaviour and movement ecology. My research path involved different study species (from honeybees over homing pigeons to white storks), but the main goal of my work remained constant: To understand how individual differences affect decision-making in group-living animals. 

Currently, I'm a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology. My latest research explores the impact of social interactions on small and large scale migratory behaviour in white storks (Ciconia ciconia). My long-term goal is to understand how social migrants (i) synchronize movements over large spatial scales; (ii) form and maintain spatio-temporally dynamic group structures, and (iii) integrate environmental and social information while traveling long distances.