Dear all, I can’t believe it’s been four months since I have not been blogging. This past time has been full of work and excitement for me — after years of hard work it was finally time to harvest the fruits.
I have handed in my PhD thesis by the end of February. Thanks to my University (Technische Universität Dresden), my institute (Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development) and my wonderful supervisors (Wolfgang Wende and Martine Maron — still can’t believe you went through this with me!) I managed to have my defense rather quick. So the big day was two weeks ago (for some visual impressions see a small gallery below). All went incredibly well and I am happy and proud that this has come to a successful end! apparently I have spent the time since then in a mental coma of joy and relief ;o)
Slowly coming back to earth I want to thank all of you who have supported me and shared your knowledge and experience with me over the past years! But please don’t get me wrong: this is not intended to be the end, but rather a new start and I hope to keep in touch and to develop the exciting and challenging field of biodiversity offsets further. I am sure there will be plenty of opportunities for collaboration and exchange!
For the moment I am looking for a Postdoc or interesting project on offsets somewhere around the world and I am also exploring how I can sustain the Biodiversity Offsets Blog in the long term (in the end it’s always about perpetuity, right ;o)). I am open for any ideas or suggestions.
Finally, I will now bit my bit incorporate the information to the blog that some of you have generously sent me in the last few months (thank you and very sorry you had to wait that long) and respond to your messages as soon as possible.
Keep in touch!