This is my website and I am delighted you are interested in what I do and where I am coming from. I am a grazing ecologist, was raised in the wild of Namibia, and was blessed enough to obtain a high-profile education in Europe. I then returned to Namibia to found BRinK on the wildlife reserve I grew up in.  

 

I am extremely concerned and passionate about nature and have become an expert in the local flora and fauna of the Kalahari. I like being a teacher and at home I guide students and nature enthusiasts through the ecology of savannas. I have great ambitions that my scientific work at University actively contributes to wildlife conservation in my home country. I am part of the family business (since 1980), which is run by my two biologist brothers at Kuzikus farm in Namibia, an ecotourism wildlife reserve entirely based on sustainable resource management (kuzikus-namibia.de).  

 

I graduated at the University of Edinburgh (BSc, Zoology) in Scotland in (2003 - 2007) and the University/ETH Zürich (MSc, Ecology) in Switzerland (2007 - 2009). In 2009, I established the BRinK camp and began with the research projects. Since 2012, I am working on a PhD in savanna ecology of Kuzikus as part of the nature conservation working group at the University of Potsdam in Germany.

 

I am currently living in Potsdam with my family, ocassionally  traveling between Kuzikus and Berlin to coordinate, guide and run biological research and welfare projects back in Namibia.