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I work within the Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern. My research focuses on the role of the terrestrial biosphere in the climate system. In particular, my goal is to contribute to a better understanding of land use and climate interactions and their implications for climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. I completed my PhD in 2008 at the "Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement" (LSCE) in Paris. I then worked as a Postdoc at ETH Zurich where I have been promoted as tenured senior scientist in 2015. Since 2021, I am an associate professor at the University of Bern.

Research interests:

Land Use Change and Climate
Climate-​Smart Approaches in Forestry, Agriculture and Urban Development
Biosphere-​Atmosphere Interactions
Evaluation and Improvement of Land Processes in Global/Regional Climate Models