- MS, PhD in applied system science, University of Osnabrück, Germany
- BS, MS in geography, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Sven teaches at the University of Bonn’s Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation. His research focuses on spatially explicit modeling and species distribution modeling, ecosystem services, land use and land use optimization, model integration, statistical modeling, and decision support systems, as well as on water quality and quantity issues. As an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, Sven has taught Statistics for Ecology and Conservation Biology yearly at SMSC since 2010.