Besides my musical career, I am a passionate naturalist with a particular interest in primates and birds.

I got a masters in Biology (Zoology) from Freie Universität Berlin in 2010.

My main scientific interests are the communicative behaviour of primates in the light of language evolution, and the bird diversity of Central Africa.

I am a contributing author on several scientific articles. During four field trips to Congo, I collected field recordings of vocalisations of birds, monkeys and other animals.