Lecturer for Environmental Archaeology at the University of Tübingen. Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship, Center for Climatic Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Heisenberg awardee at the University of Freiburg. Member of the Tübingen-Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoecology. Archaeobotanist in several archaeological excavations in the Near East, including Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and Iran.