My research is within the field of plant pathology and sustainable crop protection. Teaching is an important part of my work, especially in courses for agronomy students. I am course leader for Crop production – weeds, pests and diseases, and assistant director of studies for the Agriculture Programme - Soil and Plant Sciences (5-year programme), the Bachelor programme on Plant production and the Master programme Soil, Water and Environment. I am also supervising Bachelor and Master thesis students within the subject plant pathology.
Many of the research questions I work with are of an interdisciplinary nature, making collaborations with scientists from other areas crucial for my work. A close collaboration with stakeholders outside of research is also a central part in my research.
Learn more about my ongoing research through the information videos and links below!
- Renewed concerns about ergot: risk factors for disease development and toxin production
- Leaves as spore traps for improved forecasting methods
- Pink kernels in malting barley
- Beneficial enemies stimulation through agronomic measures
- Cultivar mixtures for sustainable crop production