Department of Primatology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299
Ph.D. student, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.
"Socioecological influences on spatial and temporal patterns of space use in Bwindi Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)"
supervisor: Dr. Martha Robbins
|Oct 2001-Jun 2007|
Diploma Biologist (German equivalent to M.Sc.), degree: very good, University Karlsruhe, Germany.
The movement pattern, the scent marking behaviour and diet of the Brown Hyena (Hyaena brunnea) in the western Soutpansberg, Southa Africa
Work and Field Experiences
|Mar 2012-Aug 2013||Principal Investigator, Bwindi Mountain Gorilla Project, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology; work on mountain gorilla space use and crop raiding behavior.|
|Oct 2010-Jan 2011||Assistant project and scientific manager, "Landesbund für Vogelschutz in Bayern e.V.’", Germany.|
|Mar 2010-May 2010|
Coordinator & team leader Virunga Gorilla Census 2010
|Jun 2009-Aug 2010|
Assistant Project Manager and Research Assistant, Bwindi Mountain Gorilla Project, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology; work on social behavior of mountain gorillas.
|Jan 2009-Jun 2009||Scientific advisor, Elephant Village, Laos; work with Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus).|
|Jul 2008-Jan 2009||Research Officer, FRONTIER in the Tanzania Savanna Project; carnivore project leader and being a mentor for BTEC-diploma/certificate.|
|Apr 2008-Jul 2008||Volunteer coordinator, Elephant Nature Park, Thailand;|
work with Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus).
|Sep 2007-Oct 2007||Intern, Konrad Lorenz Research Station, Austria; |
work on pair quality in Common Ravens (Corvus corax).
|Oct 2006-Jun 007||Principal Investigator (Diploma thesis), University Karlsruhe, Germany, and Lajuma Research Center, South Africa; work on brown hyena ecology.|
|Sep 2006||Volunteer, Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen;|
work on nursery roosts of the Greater Mouse-eared Bat (Myotis myotis).
|Jul 2005-Sep 2005||Intern, Yosu National University, South Korea in collaboration with the University Karlsruhe.|