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Virgile Manin

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig, Germany

e-mail: virgile_manin@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de




As a behavioral ecologist, I have worked in various field on different species, in the conservation and fundamental research domains. I am primarily interested in great apes’ conservation and think; therefore, that research is a solution to achieve those goals. 
Being part of the IMPRS program at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and of the Sohapi research group, my focuses are on aspects of sociality, such as social stress, friendships or integration,and their impacts on chimpanzees physiology (glucocorticoid, oxytocin levels) and health (neopterine, Virome).

Curriculum Vitae


2018-Present Ph.D. in Sociality and health in wild chimpanzees
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Department of Human Evolution
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Roman Wittig and Dr. Catherine Crockgord
2013-2015 Master degree in Biodiversity of tropical Ecosystems: Naural Ecosystems
Universite de La Reunion, France
Master “Biodiversity of tropical Ecosystems: Naural Ecosystems”
Speciality: Ethology, population Dynamic
Supervisors: Dr. Matthieu Lecorre
2012-2013 Bachelor degree in population biology
Universite de La Reunion, france
Supervisors: Dr. Patrick Frouin
2009-2012 Bachelor degree in Cellular Biology and Animal Physiology
Universite de Nantes, France


Research and Field Experience

Jan 2017-Dec 2018 Field Manager in Tai chimpanzee project, Tai National Park,  Ivory Coast
Duties: General management of research team and field statio
Nov 2015-Dec 2016 Research assistant at the Tai chimpanzee project
Duties: Habituation of a wild chimpanzees population, implementing methods and data collection (feces and behaviour)
Feb 2015-Sep 2015 Mating behaviours and reproductiv cycle in 3 species of gibbons (Nomascus sp.)
 Duties: Implementing methods and data collection (feces and behaviour) on 3 captives populations of Gibbons
Mulhouse Zoo (France); Supervisors: Dr. Brice Lefaux ad Dr. Benoit Quintard
Oct 2012-Jul 2013 Environment component in coral reproduction (P. lutea).
ECOMAR-CNRS lab, National Museum (France); Supervisors: Dr. Mireille Guillaume and Dr. Henrich Bruggeman
2011-Jul 2012 Volunteer in Life+ EcorexeRun project
Conservation and restauration of semi-dry forest