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Curriculum Vitae


1993 – 1999 Studies in Biology and French, University of Freiburg
2000 State exam in biology (Msc equivalent) at Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany
2001 – 2002 Thesis for state exam: “Comparative analysis of the callitrichid long calls. A contribution to their phylogeny.”;  Hannover University, Germany
2007 to today PhD student at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Dissertation title: Female social strategies in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) of the Tai Forest, Ivory Coast.


Work experience

1998 – 1999 Volunteer (Animal Husbandry)
Limbe Wildlife Centre,
Limbe, Cameroon
2002 – 2004 Assistant Manager,
Limbe Wildlife Centre,
2004 – 2005 International Research Assistant,
WCS-Cross River Gorilla Project
Limbe, Cameroon
2006/2007 Assistant Teacher Biology/French, Stuttgart, Germany


Field experience

2004 – 2005 WCS-Cross River Gorilla Project
International Research Assistant (data collection and field site management)
2004 Cross River gorilla distribution survey in Bantakpa forest, South West Province, Cameroon