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Contact

Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299

Lydia Luncz

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Primatology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig, Germany

E-Mail: lydia_luncz@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research Interest

I am interested in the origin and evolution of culture in great apes with a particular focus on the cultural abilities of chimpanzees in the wild.

My Ph.D project aims at detecting and understanding cultural differences of three directly neighboring chimpanzee communities in the Tai National Park in Côte d´Ivoire. I compare different aspects of chimpanzee behavior such as communication and tool use in groups that frequently exchange individuals, hence show no genetic differences, and live in a continuous stretch of rainforest in a similar habitat.


 
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