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2009 - 2013 University of Leipzig
Practical classes in Zoology
BSc-Module: Introduction to Behavioral Ecology
MSc-Module: Behavioral Ecology in Primates
2006 - 2008 University College London
Evolutionary Anthropology & Primate Behavioral Ecology
2006 – 2008 Humboldt-University Berlin
Primate Behavioral Ecology
2000 - 2001 Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Practical classes in Zoology
Primate Behavioral Ecology

Student's projects

PhD Students

  • Susann Schunack (2013 ~) Chemical signalling in chimpanzees
  • Anja Zschoke (2013 ~) Olfactory communication in bonobos
  • Stefanie Henkel (2010 - 2012) Kin recognition by olfactory cues in Rhesus macaques

Masters Students

  • Mirjam Minkner (2013) In the eyes of the opponent – measuring kinship information in rhesus macaque faces
  • Anja Zschoke (2013) Are there shared semiochemicals among offspring and parents in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus)?
  • Anna Slama (2013) A comparison of chemical signalling in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) and bonobos (Pan paniscus)
  • Susann Schunack (2012) Method development to assess olfactory profiles via GC-MS analysis in great apes
  • Franziska Stock (2012) The influence of dietary energy and macronutrients on the feeding of great apes
  • Anke Eckhardt (2011) Olfactory predator recognition in five species of cercopithecines
  • Stephan Grambauer (2011) The role of parasites in the evolution and maintenance of animal personalities
  • Kati Drechsel (2011) Evaluation and comparison of different STR markers using fragment analysis (ABI 3130xl) and QIAxcel (Qiagen)
  • Charlotte Frearson (2005) Masturbation in male primates: taxonomic distribution, proximate causes and potential evolutionary functions
  • Elena Jones (2005) Masturbation in female primates: taxonomic distribution, proximate causes and potential evolutionary functions
  • Pola von Schweinitz (2001) Female choice in the pigmy hedgehog tenrec (Echinops telfairi)
  • Tobias Merkle (1998) Ranging behaviour in wild Yakushima macaques (Macaca fuscata yakui)

Bachelor Students

  • Peggy Weist (2013) A comparative study on olfactory behavior in the four great ape species
  • Katja Rudolph (2013) Age-dependent differences in olfactory behavior in the four great ape species
  • Sophie Brodführer (2012) Optimizing of PCR conditions for microsatellite typing of low quality samples
  • Yvonne Hollek (2012) Visual phenotype matching: Do faces contain more information about paternity than about maternity? A resemblance study on rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
  • Julia Unger (2011) Can men perceive the cycle phases of women via olfactory cues?
  • Anja Zschoke (2011) Comparing vocal and olfactory communication of three species of Cercopithecines (C. hamlyni, C. neglectus, C. diana)
  • Anne-Christine Auge (2011): Kinship analysis in Rhesus macaques using PCR and STR markers
  • Sarah Nagel (2011): Paternity analysis in Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) in combination with demographic data