Department of Primatology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone.: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299
|2013 – present|
PhD candidate Leipzig School of Human Origins student at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig Germany
Dissertation: “Underlying mechanisms of cooperation and social bonds in wild chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes): a behavioural and physiological perspective”
MSc. Animal Behaviour
Thesis title: “The habituation process and its effects on a wild chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) community”
|2007 – 2010|
Honours BSc. Life Science
Work and Field experience
|2011 – 2012|
Budongo Conservation Field Station, Budongo forest, Uganda
Habituation team leader – Tracking and observing wild chimpanzees.
|2005 – 2011|
Zoological center “Safari”, Ramat-Gan, Israel
Zoo keeper – Preparing balanced diet, keeping the enclosure clean and safe, and providing environmental enrichment to captive zoo animals.
Zoo teacher/guide – Teaching zoology, conservation and sustainability.
Israeli Zoo Association & Tel-Aviv university, Israel
Research assistant – Collecting behavioural data for a project investigating stereotypic and abnormal behaviour in captive non-human primates.
“Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi”, Ambu Ari, Bolivia
Volunteer – Rehabilitation wildlife refuge. Supporting sheltered animals and participating in environmental education programs at the surrounding communities.