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Daphne Kerhoas Essens

Curriculum vitae


  • 2007-current: Ph. D. student at the Max-Planck-Institute, Leipzig, in collaboration to the German Primate Centre, Göttingen, Germany.
    Dissertation title: Male/Infants relationship in wild Sulawesi Black crested macaques (Macaca nigra). Supervisor: Dr. Anja Widdig and Dr. Antje Engelhardt.
  • 2005-2006: Master in Fundamental and Compared Ethology: Copulation effect in pair bond establishment in monogamous Mus spicilegus. Ethology Laboratory (LEEC), University of Paris XIII, France. Surpervisor: Prof. Patrick Gouat and Dr. Christophe Féron.
  • 2003-2004: Maitrise in Animal Behaviour. Bucknell University, Pensylvania, USA.
  • 2000-2003: Undergraduate studies in Biology. University of Tours and La Rochelle, France.


Work experience

  • 2006-2007: Research assistant at Gashaka Gumti National Park on communications of wild Olive Baboons, Nigeria, for the Centre for Evolutionary Primatology of Roehampton Univeristy, London, England. Under supervision of Dr. S. Semple and David Inglis.
  • 2004-2005: Research assistant at Lomas barbudal National Park on social learning in wild capuchins, Costa Rica, for the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. Under supervision of Dr. Susan Perry.
  • 2004: Research assistant on repetitive behavior and cognition on captive squirrel monkeys and lion tailed macaques in the Animal Behavior Department of the Bucknell University, Lewisburg, USA. Under supervision of Dr. Peter Judge.