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Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) in Applied Systems Science

Osnabrück University, Germany


Dipl.-Systemwissenschaftler (MSc) in Applied Systems Science

Osnabrück University, Germany

Diploma thesis carried out the Field Station Fabrikschleichach, Würzburg University, Germany

Academic appointments

2014 to date

Professor of Applied Systems Science

Osnabrück University (Germany), Institute of Environmental Systems Research, School of Mathematics / Computer Science


Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Mathematical Biology

University of Bath (UK), Department of Mathematical Sciences, Centre for Mathematical Biology


Research Associate (Ciência 2007 fellow)

University of Lisbon (Portugal), Centre for Mathematics and Fundamental Applications CMAF


Ingenuity postdoctoral fellow

University of Alberta (Canada), Centre for Mathematical Biology, with Mark Lewis


Postdoctoral fellow

Gulbenkian Science Institute (Portugal), Marie Curie Excellence Team in Theoretical Epidemiology, with Gabriela Gomes


Academic Assistant

University of Osnabrück (Germany), Institute of Environmental Systems Research, with Horst Malchow

Major fellowships and awards

2017Bellman Prize for the best paper published in Mathematical Biosciences, 2014-15
2012Lord Robert May Prize for the best paper published in Journal of Biological Dynamics, 2010-12
2006Alberta Ingenuity Postdoctoral Fellowship
2006Honorary Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship
2004Pre- and postdoc fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
2002Merit-based full academic studentship from the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

Editorial service

Grant reviewer

  • German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • The Leverhulme Trust
  • Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Reviewer for

  • American Naturalist
  • Biology Letters
  • BioSystems
  • Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
  • Chaos
  • Chaos, Solitons & Fractals
  • Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems B
  • Ecological Complexity
  • Ecological Modelling
  • Ecology Letters
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • International Journal of Computer Mathematics
  • Journal of Applied Ecology
  • Journal of Biological Dynamics
  • Journal of Biological Physics
  • Journal of Mathematical Biology
  • Journal of Physics A
  • Journal of Theoretical Biology
  • Mathematical Biosciences
  • Mathematical and Computer Modelling
  • Mathematics and Computers in Simulation
  • Mathematical Medicine and Biology
  • Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences
  • Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences
  • Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena
  • Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control
  • Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods & Applications
  • Physics Letters A
  • PLoS One
  • Population Ecology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A
  • SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
  • Theoretical Ecology
  • Theoretical Population Biology
  • Trends in Ecology & Evolution
  • Vaccine