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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

Roman Wittig

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropologyphoto of Roman Wittig
Department of Primatology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig, Germany

phone: +49 341 3550 204
fax: +49 341 3550 299
e-mail: wittig@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research Interest

  • Costs and benefits of group living in primates
  • Evolutionary significance of social bonds
  • Evolution of social intelligence
  • Hormonal underpinnings of social interactions

Methods used for investigation:

  • Behavioural observations combined with multivariate analysis methods
  • Field experiments (playback experiments, object presentation experiments)
  • Hormonal analysis from non-invasive sampling methods (faeces, urine, saliva)
  • Comparison between humans, apes, monkeys and non-primate animals
latest update

April 2014