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  Curriculum Vitae  
Vordiplom Psychology University of Trier 1992
Vordiplom Biology, University of Göttingen, 1994
Dipl. Biol., Dept. of Anthropology and Zoology, University of Göttingen, 1998
Dr. rer. nat. Biology, Dept. of Animal Ecology & Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg & Dept. Behavior & Ecology, German Primate Center, Göttingen 2003
Since May 2005 Group Leader Junior Research Group Integrative Primate Socio-Ecology, MPI Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
2004-2006 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, USA
2003 Research Fellow, Dept. of Anthropology, Stony Brook University, USA
2003-2005 Feodor-Lynen Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn
2003 Instructor, Dept. of Zoology and Anthropology, University of Göttingen, Germany
2001 Instructor, Dept. of Zoology and Anthropology, University of Göttingen, Germany
1999-2002 Junior Scientist, Dept. Behavior/Ecology, German Primate Center
1997 Teaching/Research Assistant, Dept. Behavior/Ecology, German Primate Center, Germany
1996 Teaching/Research Assistant, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Göttingen, Germany
  Research Interests  
  • Primate Social Evolution
  • Primate Sexual Conflict
  • Sexual Selection
  • Reproductive Strategies
  • Hormone-Behavior Interactions
  • Lemurs
  • Asian Colobines
  • Macaques
  • Naris Bhumphakphan, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Warren Brockelman, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Wicharn Eiadthong, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Thilo Gross, Princeton University, USA
  • Michael Heistermann, DPZ Göttingen, Germany
  • Andreas Koenig and Carola Borries, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Charles Nunn, Department of Primatology, MPI EvA, Leipzig
  • Suchinda Malaivijitnond, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Roger Mundry, Depts. of Primatology and Psychology, MPI EvA, Leipzig
  • Christian Roos, DPZ Göttingen, Germany
  • Linda Vigilant, MPI EVA Leipzig, Germany
  • G Koch, University of Leipzig, Germany



I taught undergraduate and graduate courses on Sexual Selection in Human and Nonhuman Primates as well as Primate Behavior Ecology at the Universities of Göttingen and Stony Brook, USA.

Currently I am co-teaching a lecture in Behavioral Ecology and an undergraduate practical  course on Comparative Animal Anatomy at the Department of Zoology, University of Leipzig.



Board Member
  German Primatological Society
Ad hoc Journal Reviewer
  American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  American Journal of Primatology
  Animal Behaviour
  Behavioral Ecology
  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  Canadian Journal of Zoology
  Current Biology
Grant Reviewer
  Leakey Foundation
  Primate Conservation Inc.
  Professional Societies  
  • Gesellschaft für Primatologie GfP (Board Member)
  • International Primatological Society IPS
  • International Society for Behavioral Ecology ISBE
  • Animal Behaviour Society
  • Ethologische Gesellschaft