Successful defense of my PhD and THANK YOU!

Defense_CollageDear 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!


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