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Aisha C. Bründl

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

E-mail: aisha_bruendleva.mpgde

Current Research
Curriculum Vitae
Publications

Current Research

Developmental trajectories have large effects on later life-history parameters such as fecundity and survival. As part of the inter-disciplinary Evolution of Brain Connectivity project under Dr Roman Wittig and Dr Catherine Crockford, I investigate questions related to the role of social cognition and communication development on later capacities in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus). The population under study inhabits the Taї National Park, Côte d’Ivoire.

Curriculum Vitae

2019-present Postdoctoral research fellow within the “Evolution of Brain Connectivity (EBC)” project at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig: “Assessing social cognition and communication development and capacities in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus)”. PIs: Dr Roman Wittig and Dr Catherine Crockford
2013-2018 PhD in Biological Sciences, ‘Cotutelle’-joint degree from the Universities of Exeter, United Kingdom, and Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III), France – Thesis: “Parental investment across an altitudinal gradient in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus)”. Advisors: Professor Dr Andrew Russell and Dr Alexis Chaine
2009-2012 B.Sc. in Zoology (first class Honours) from the University of Bristol


Fields of interest:
Behavioural ecology, life-history theory, ontogeny, parental care, social cognition and communication

Publications

2021

Bründl, A. C., Tkaczynski, P. J., Kohou, G. N., Boesch, C., Wittig, R. M., & Crockford, C. (2021). Response to the commentary ‘Becoming uniquely human? Comparing chimpanzee to human infancy’ (advance online). Developmental Science, e13143.
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Bründl, A. C., Tkaczynski, P. J., Kohou, G., Boesch, C., Wittig, R. M., & Crockford, C. (2021). Systematic mapping of developmental milestones in wild chimpanzees. Developmental Science, 24(1): e12988.
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2020

Bründl, A. C., Sallé, L., Lejeune, L. A., Sorato, E., Thiney, A. C., Chaine, A. S., & Russell, A. F. (2020). Elevational gradients as a model for understanding associations among temperature, breeding phenology and success. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8: 563377.
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Lynton-Jenkins, J., Bründl, A. C., Cauchoix, M., Lejeune, L. A., Sallé, L., Thiney, A., Russell, A. F., Chaine, A. S., & Bonneaud, C. (2020). Contrasting the seasonal and elevational prevalence of generalist avian haemosporidia in co-occurring host species. Ecology and Evolution, 10(12), 6097-6111.
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2019

Lejeune, L. A., Savage, J. L., Bründl, A. C., Thiney, A., Russell, A. F., & Chaine, A. S. (2019). Environmental Effects on Parental Care Visitation Patterns in Blue Tits Cyanistes caeruleus. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7. 356. 10.3389/fevo.2019.00356.

Bründl, A. C., Sorato, E., Sallé, L., Thiney, A. C., Kaulbarsch, S., Chaine, A. S., & Russell, A. F. (2019). Experimentally induced increases in fecundity lead to greater nestling care in blue tits. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286: 20191013.
 

2014

Basari, N., Bründl, A. C., Hemingway, C. E., Roberts, N. W., Sendova-Franks, A. B., & Franks, N. R. (2014). Landmarks and ant search strategies after interrupted tandem runs. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217: 944-954.