I would consider myself as a broadly interested community ecologist who looks beyond the end of his nose. Throughout my scientific career, I investigated trophic interactions which were mainly focused on arthropods. These interactions were either based on pollination or herbivory and predation. All studies were based on human caused habitat alterations, either on small scales, like habitat management, or larger scales including different aspects of habitat fragmentation and habitat loss. I will continue on this path during my postdoctoral studies in The Corridor Project, thereby investigating the effects of habitat corridors on the dispersal of arthropods and plants. I am eager to conduct research with an outcome that is applicable in real life instead of conducting research in an ivory tower.