Andrea Funk is an expert in the field of wetland ecology with a special focus on organismic biodiversity as well as restoration and conservation of river-floodplain systems. She was involved in the model framework development in the EU FP7 project WETWIN. Presently her research focuses on meta-community dynamics in floodplain networks and species-distribution modelling with a special emphasis on floodplain restoration. She is involved in WP5 of AQUACROSS, Causalities between Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functions and Services, to review and analyse different model approaches linked to biodiversity and ecosystem functions in the case studies.