I am a doctoral researcher at the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig. In my work, I use agent-based computer models to understand how the EU Common Agricultural Policy influences farmers' decisions, shapes landscapes, and affects biodiversity. Previously, I studied ecology and computational biology at the University of Würzburg. My childhood was spent in Zambia, a country I have visited several times since and that has had a large influence on my career choice.
My interests range from poetry to politics; including, of course, science and computers. I started this blog because I enjoy writing, and in the hope that it would help me think through some of my thoughts in a more rigorous manner.
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