Henrike obtained a BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences (Biological) from the University of Cambridge (2014) and an MSc in Global Change Ecology from the University of Bayreuth (2017). She is currently a PhD student at the Department of Life Sciences and the Institute of Zoology (ZSL) as part of the Grantham Institute's 'Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet' DTP.
Supervised by Dr. Joseph Tobias and Dr. Nathalie Pettorelli, Henrike aims to answer the question 'Do climate and land use changes interact to precipitate biodiversity loss?' Both climate change and land use change impact biodiversity through relatively well-known mechanisms; however, we still lack a solid understanding of what happens when both occur together. Using large-scale ecosystem observations via satellite remote sensing data, Henrike is seeking to elucidate interaction patterns and mechanisms, focusing on the W-Arly-Pendjari transboundary protected area complex in West Africa.