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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

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

Education

2015 - present Ph.D. candidate Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany Dissertation title:  Spatio-temporal cognition in BaMbendjele Yaka rainforest foragers in the Congo basin Supervisors: Dr. Karline R. L. Janmaat and Prof. Dr. Christophe Boesch
2012  - 2014 M.Sc. in EcoScience, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea Thesis title: Visiting behavior of Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch) to preferred plant species with the use of phenological knowledge Supervisor: Prof. Jae Choe
2007 - 20012 Honors B.Sc. in Molecular and Life Science, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea. Main Subjects: Biology

Research Experience

2015 - 2016 12 month field research on “Foraging behavior and spatio-temporal cognition of human rainforest foragers (Hunter-gatherers in the Congo basin: the Mbendjele people)”, a logging concession bordering the Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, the Republic of Congo, Feb – Sep 2015 and Feb – Sep 2016
2014 Teaching assistant for a field course “Field Methods in Tropical Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation” by Dr. Myron Shekelle, Siau Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Jul –Aug 2014
2014Research assistant for “The orangutans (Pongo spp.) do not spontaneously share benefits with familiar conspecifics in a choice paradigm”, Seoul zoo, Korea, June– July 2014. 
2013 - 2014One-year field research on foraging behavior of Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch), Gunung Halimun-Salak National Park, west Java, Indonesia, Jan 2013 – Jan 2014.
2012 A survey research on Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch), Gunung Halimun-Salak National Park, West Java, Indonesia, Sep – Oct 2012
2012 A survey research entitled “What we can learn from conservation biology in Galapagos”,  Galapagos, Equador, Jul 22- Aug 5 2012.
2012 Invited visit and survey research at Kumamoto Primate Sanctuary in Wildlife Research Center in Kyoto University, Kumamoto, Japan, July 9-12, 2012.
2012Invited visit and survey research at Primate Research Institute (PRI) in Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan, July 13-17, 2012.
2011 - 2012 Research assistant for “Color preference in a tool-use task: How do captive orangutans shape their choice?”, Seoul zoo, Korea. Oct 2011 – Feb 2012.

Presentation

2015 Jang H. (2015) Do Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch) use fruiting synchrony? 14th conference of the Gesellschaft fuer Primatologie, Leipzig, Germany, February 11-13, 2015.
2014 Jang H. (2014) Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch) regulate the timing of visits to preferred plant species in response to predictability of fruiting patterns. 25th Congress of the International Primatological Society, Hanoi, Vietnam, August 11-16, 2014.
2014 Seminar presentation, entitled “Visiting behavior of Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch) to preferred plant species with the use of phenological knowledge”, at Primate Research Institute (PRI) in Kyoto University, Japan, April 25, 2014.
2013 Seminar presentation, entitled “Visiting behavior of Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch) in response to temporal characteristics of preferred plant species” at Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) in Bogor, Indonesia, January 10, 2013.