The majority of wild bees nests below ground and spends most of their life in the soil. Their are potentially vulnerable to agricultural practices implying soil disturbance, such as tillage.
I am a junior research group leader interested in the ecology of ground-nesting bees in agricultural landscapes. Further, I work at the the science-policy interface intersecting biodiversity research and practice. A conceptual approach on how to bridge the science-practice gap can be leaned from medicine. In medicine, evidence-based practice has revolutionized clinical practice by systematically synthesizing the available scientific evidence. I work on conceptual and methodological improvements in evidence-based conservation.
My research group is embedded in the Chair Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology of Alexandra-Maria Klein at the University of Freiburg, in the southwest of Germany.