Bachelor of Science, University Tuebingen, 1989. Master of Science, University Tuebingen, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor rerum naturalium, University Bayreuth, 1994.
Research scientist University Bayreuth, 1993-1999, assistant professor, since 1999. Scientific Director Estacion Cientifica San Francisco, Loja, Ecuador, since 1996, vice president since 1996. Director for nature conservation Dayanand Anglo-Vedic, Leutkirch, Germany, 1992-1993.
Vice president, director Fundacion Cientifica San Francisco, Del Mar, California, since 1997. Director, speaker International Network for Cultural and Biological Diversity, Munich, since 2000.
Pfc German Mountain Division, 1986-1987.