I am a master student in Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. Since 2018, I am working as student helper for several TreeDì projects in the BEF China platform. In 2020, I had the opportunity to write my bachelor thesis in one of these projects (BSc. thesis). During my thesis, I focused on litter functional dissimilarity effects on litter decomposition in a project led by Rémy Beugnon. This project was my first introduction to statistical analyses for ecosystem functioning questions. To improve my analysis skills I decided to focus my master studies on statistics in link with ecology and ecosystem functioning. In the moment, I am working as a student helper to maintain the sPlot database.