Much of my research focuses on the impacts of changing land-use on biodiversity, especially the far-reaching changes in agriculture that affected large territories after the break-up of the Soviet Union. With increasing pressure on land and increasing land-use intensity, I try to contribute to ideas that promote more sustainable land management for the conservation of wild nature, currently mostly in projects in Siberia and Central Asia.
I am also interested in the conservation ecology of globally threatened and endemic bird species. On-going research includes projects on Sociable Lapwing, Yellow-breasted Bunting and Black Lark. I use a wide array of methods including distribution and population modelling and satellite tracking to inform conservation action for declining species.