Stefanie Pflug has been a research assistant in the team Ecohydrology and an external PhD candidate at VU Amsterdam since 2015. She is supervised by Prof Dr Flip Witte and Prof Dr Rien Aerts. Her research is on transpiration and rainfall interception of tree species common to the Netherlands. This research forms part of the Horizon 2020 project BINGO. Stefanie has a BSc degree in Biology and an MSc degree in Environmental Biology with a focus on plant ecology and plant physiology.