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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

Ammie Kalan

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

phone: +49 341 3550 205
e-mail: ammie_kalan@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research Interests

My primary research interest lies in animal communication and signalling behaviour. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher, investigating chimpanzee communicative behaviour within a cultural framework to contribute to our understanding of the behavioural flexibility of these animals. This work is conducted as part of the Pan African Programme: The Cultured Chimpanzee. My doctoral thesis investigated wild chimpanzee acoustic communication, where I also helped to develop a novel method for using vocalizations and auditory signals as a monitoring tool for primates living in a tropical rainforest. I continue to be interested in bridging the gap between behavioural research and applied conservation and hope to continue working on non-invasive monitoring methods.