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Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (0)341 3550 - 315
fax: +49 (0)341 3550 - 333

e-mail: cissewski@eva.mpg.de

Curriculum Vitae


2013PhD in Biology, German Primate Centre and Georg August University – Göttingen – Germany
Dissertation: “Costs of mate-guarding in wild male long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis)”.
Advisors: Dr. Antje Engelhardt and Prof. Dr. Julia Fischer.

Master’s Degree in Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution – Paul Sabatier University – Toulouse – France.
Dissertation: “Functional links between landscape pattern and community structure on insect and bird communities in rural landscapes”.

2004Bachelor degree in Organic Biology – University Montpellier II – France

Research and field experiences

Nov. 2008 – Jul. 2011   Costs of mate-guarding in wild male long-tailed macaques
Field work for my PhD thesis, Aras Napal and Ketambe, Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia
Duties: Focal animal sampling, phenology/demography/GPS data collection, faecal and urine sample collection and processing for hormonal and genetic analysis, assistant training and team management.
Feb. – Dec. 2007
Vocalisations and scent marking behaviour of  Milne-Edwards Sifaka (Propithecus edwardsi)
Field research assistant of Erik Patel (Cornell University, USA)
Ranomafana National park, Madagascar.  
Duties: Acoustical recording, Spectrographic analysis, Focal animal sampling, GPS data collection and data analysis.
Nov. 2005 - Jun. 2006            
Functional links between landscape pattern and community
structure on insect and bird communities in rural landscapes

Master’s research trainee with the INRA (National Institute of Research in Agronomy), Toulouse, France (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Gérard Balent, Dr. Annie Ouin)
Duties: Ecological modelling, GIS analysis, script writing for statistical software. 
Aug. – Sept. 2005         
Pairbond attachement in titi monkeys (Callicebus brunneus)
Field research assistant for PhD Student (Columbia University,USA)
Rio Los Amigos Reserve, CICRA Research Station, Peru
Duties: Focal animal and scan sampling, playback experiment.
Feb. - May 2005          
Habituation of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) to human presence
Trainee with the INRA, laboratory CEFS (Behaviour and Ecology of Wild Animals), Toulouse, France
Duties: Scan animal sampling, data analysis, multivariate statistical analysis.
Jul. 2004                                                Olfactory communication of dung beetles (Scarabeus laticollis)
Trainee with CEFE (Centre of Evolutionary and Functional Ecology)
Montpellier, France
Duties: Odour preference experiments, data analysis.
Jul. 2003                         
Protection of iguanas
Voluntary work with “Iguana station”, Utila Island, Honduras
Duties: Animal feeding, tourist conservation information, eco-touristic visit in the primary forest, releasing animals, behavioural data collection.
Aug. 2002                      
Protection of marine turtles
Voluntary work with "Archelon" Association, Crete, Greece.
Duties: Morning and night surveys on the beach, nest and birth recording, tourist conservation information.

Grants awarded

$13.442 Research Grant of the Leakey Foundation
€145.900 Evolutionary Biology Grant for PhD, VolkswagenStiftung
$24.992Dissertation fieldwork Grant of the Wenner Gren Foundation.

Reviewing activity

International Journal of Primatology, Plos One, Leakey foundation.