Maximilian H.K. Hesselbarth Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Michigan

Coastal Ecology and Conservation Lab


Hi, my name is Max (he/him/his) and I am a computational ecologist at the Coastal Ecology and Conservation Lab based at the University of Michigan. I am interested in ecological modelling and especially considering the spatial explicit characteristics of most ecological processes.

My research is mainly focused on how we can use spatial patterns to infer the underlying ecological processes. In this context, I use spatial point pattern analysis, individual-based modelling and landscape ecology. Lastly, I am always interested in R programming.


Point pattern analysis

Individual-based modelling

Landscape ecology

R programming


Ph.D. in Ecology, 2020

University of Goettingen (Goettingen, Germany)

M.Sc. in Ecosystem Modelling, 2016

University of Goettingen (Goettingen, Germany)

B.Sc. in Forestry, 2014

University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Goettingen, Germany)