I have a MSc degree in Applied Zoology from Szent Istvan University (Budapest, Hungary) and a PhD in Ecology from the University of Potsdam (Germany).
During my PhD and my subsequent postdoctoral position at GEOMAR (Kiel, Germany) I used models to investigate the effect of functional and species diversity (and the loss of it) on the adaptability of aquatic predator-prey systems. I also analysed mesocosm experiments to study potential mismatch processes between phyto-and zooplankton under environmental change.
My current position is part of the scientific projects MAREFRAME and BalticAPP, which main objective is to develop assessment methods and a decision support framework for management of marine resources. I am also involved in assessing marine ecosystem services across the Baltic Sea region. My main interest is food web analysis and models of coupled economical-ecological systems.