Ballhorn lab

Professional Experience

(Oct 2011 - forward) Assistant Professor at the Portland State University, Dept. of Biology - Liberal Arts & Sciences, Portland, OR, USA.

(Jul 2010 - forward) Research Associate at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, USA.

(Dec 2009 – Sept 2011) Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota, Dept. of Plant Biology, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA.

(Jul 2006 – Nov 2009) Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Dept. of General Botany – Plant Ecology, Campus Essen, Germany.

(Apr 2005 – Jul 2006) Research Associate at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Dept. of General Botany – Plant Ecology, Campus Essen, Germany.

(Jul 2002 – Jan 2005) Research Associate at the University of Hamburg, Germany; EU project ECOMAN (Decision Support System for Sustainable Ecosystem Management in Atlantic Rainforest Rural Areas) and BMBF project (SHIFT; Studies on Human Impact on Forest and Floodplains in the Tropics).


Education

(Jul 2006) Ph.D. in Applied Botany – Plant Ecology, University of Hamburg, Biocenter Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden, Hamburg, Germany. 

(Jun 2002) Diploma (equivalent to Master) in Applied Botany – Plant Ecology, University of Hamburg, Biocenter Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden, Hamburg, Germany.

(1997 – 2002) Studies in Biology at the University of Hamburg, Germany.