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Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

Deutscher Platz 6
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Roman Wittig

Senior Scientist (W2) - Research Group Leader

Taï Chimpanzee Project

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Departments of Primatology & Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture 
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

Director, Taï Chimpanzee Project, Côte d'Ivoire

Co-Initiator of the Evolution of Brain Connectivity Project

Member of DFG Researcher Unit: Sociality and Health in Primates (SoHaPi)

Symposium: 40 years of Research at the Taï Chimpanzee Project (29 - 31 May 2019 at MPI EVA, Leipzig, Germany)

Symposium: Brain and Behavioural Evolution in Primates (25 - 29 Sep 2019 at the Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily, Italy)

Research Interest
Wittig & Crockford Lab
Curriculum Vitae
Publications
Videos
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Positions
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Research Interest

Together with my co-PI Dr. Catherine Crockford and my research group, I investigate the costs and benefits of group living and close social bonds in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and other non-human primates, in particular bonobos (Pan paniscus), chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) and sooty mangabeys (Cercocebus atys). We examine the underpinning hormonal mechanisms and cognitive adaptations that lead to higher net-benefits and how this translates into life history. We want to understand how individuals benefit from close social bonds and how these bonds affect cooperation, prosocial behaviour and theory of mind.

The ultimate goal of our research is to better understand the evolution of human social organization, cooperation, cognition, culture and communication within an ecological framework by investigating the roots of these adaptations in humans’ closest living relatives.

Follow our research on twitter: @TaiChimpProject

Comparative approach

To reach our goal we compare chimpanzees with other primates on six different levels:

  1. Comparing between four neighboring groups in chimpanzees (Taï, Côte d’Ivoire)
  2. Comparing between two neighboring groups in  bonobos (Kokolopori, DRC)
  3. Comparing between the chimpanzee subspecies (in collaboration: P.t.v. Taï Chimpanzee Project, P.t.t. Loango Ape Project, Gabon, P.t.s. Budongo Conservation Field Station and Ngogo Chimpanzee Project, both Uganda).
  4. Comparing between Pan species (in collaboration: P.t. Budongo, Goualougo, Loango, Ngogo, Taï; P.p. Kokolopori, Lomako, LuiKotale)
  5. Comparing between Pan and Homo (in collaboration: MPI EVA Department for Human Behavioral Ecology and Department for Human Evolution)
  6. Comparing between Hominini (Homo + Pan) and other old world monkeys (e.g. sooty mangabey and chacma baboon)

Innovative methods

We are using field experiments to probe the animal mind (Zuberbühler & Wittig 2011) and established a wide range of experimental techniques with chimpanzees:

  1. Playback experiments: simulating group member communication (e.g. Wittig, Crockford  et al. 2007a,b, 2014; Crockford, Wittig et al. 2015) and violation of expectation paradigms (Crockford, Wittig et al. 2007), with one and two speakers (Crockford, Wittig, et al. 2007), and also with drumming simulations (Wittig, Crockford et al. 2016).
  2. Object presentation: presenting snake models (Crockford, Wittig et al. 2012, 2017) to a variety of species.
  3. Multimodal experiments: combining object presentations with playback stimuli to manipulate the social environment (Crockford, Wittig et al. 2017).

We use non-invasive methods to investigate hormone patterns and have developed methods to relate urinary hormone levels to specific interactions:

  1. Oxytocin and glucocorticoid levels in urine and feces: Hormone analysis from non-invasive samples (Crockford, Wittig et al. 2008, 2013; Wittig, Crockford et al. 2008, 2014)
  2. Event sampling: Relating urinary cortisol (Wittig, Crockford et al. 2015, 2016) and oxytocin levels to specific behaviors (Crockford, Wittig et al. 2013; Wittig, Crcokford et al. 2014; Samuni et al. 2017, 2018, Preis et al. 2018).

We are habituating a fourth neighboring group in Tai and follow all of them every day, collecting focal animal behavior, group composition data, feeding data, vocalizations, GPS track logs and health data.

latest update

Sep 2020

Wittig & Crockford Lab

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summer 2020

Members of the Wittig & Crockford Lab (from left to right): Roman Wittig, Sylvain Lemoine, Virgile Manin, Patrick Tkaczynski, Catherine Crockford, Kathrin Kopp, Aisha Bründl, Cedric Girard-Buttoz.

Missing and in the field are: Tatiana Bortolato, Clement Gba (Abidjan), Mathilde Grampp (Tai), Tobias Gräßle (Berlin), Mathieu Malherb (Tai), Christelle Nihouarn (Tai), Kamilla Pleh (Berlin), Prince Vale (Abidjan).

winter 2018 / 2019

Members of the Wittig & Crockford Lab winter 2018/2019 Last row (from left to right): Cedric Girard-Buttoz, Catherine Crockford, Roman Wittig, Alexander Mielke, Prince Vale, Janette Gleiche. Middle row  (from left to right): Sylvain Lemoine, Liran Samuni, Anna Preis, Kayla Kolff, Frauke Olthoff. Front row (from left to right): Patrick Tkaczynski, Erin Wessling, Virgile Manin.

In the field: Tatiana Bortolato, Mathilde Grampp, Mathieu Malherbe, Penelope Carlier

(missing: Clement Gba, Doris Wu, Ruth Sonnweber)

summer 2017

Members of the Wittig & Crockford Lab summer 2017 (starting from left): Janette Gleiche, Frauke Olthoff, Ramona Beuth, Clement Gba, Alexander Mielke, Roman Wittig, Catherine Crockford, Cedric Girard-Buttoz, Doris Wu, Isaac Schamberg (guest), Sylvain Lemoine.

In the field: Pawel Fedurek, Virgile Manin, Kamilla Pleh, Patrick Tkaczynski, Prince Vale

(missing: Therese Löhrich, Anna Preis, Liran Samuni, Ruth Sonnweber)

summer 2016

Members of the Wittig & Crockford Lab summer 2016 (starting from left): Veronika Beeck, Anna Preis, Pawel Fedurek, Patrick Tkaczynski, Catherine Crockford, Roman Wittig, Cedric Girrard-Buttoz, Liran Samuni.

In the field: Alexander Mielke, Therese Löhrrich, Sylvain Lemoine, Clement Gba, Ruth Sonnweber, Doris Wu.

Principle Investigators

Post-doc staff

Aisha Bründl, PhD

Post-doc Evolution of Brain Connectivity

Assessing social cognition and communication development and capacities in wild chimpanzees

Dr. Cedric Girard-Buttoz

Post-doc Pan-Pan Comparison

Assessing cognitve and social differences between Taï Chimapnzees and LuiKotale bonbos

Post-doc Ape Attachment

Dr. Kathrin Kopp

Post-doc Evolution of Brain Connectivity

Assessing cognitive and social plasticity in chimpanzees and bonobos across European Zoos

Patrick Tkaczynski, PhD

Post-doc Ape Attachment

The influence of hormonal variation on social bonding capacities in chimpanzees

PhD Students

Tatiana Bortolato

PhD project: Communicative development of wild chimpanzees

Clement Gba

PhD project: Food competition and sociality in mangabeys

at Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

 

Sylvain Lemoine

PhD project: Intergroup relationships between four neighbouring chimpanzee communities

Mathieu Malbehre

PhD project: Behaviuoral varaition and culture in 4 neighbouring communities of chimpanzees

Virgile Manin

PhD project: Link among sociality, oxytocin, glucocorticoids and health in wild chimpanzees

SoHaPi: DFG funded

Kamilla Pleh

PhD project: Localizing an infective source in the Taï National Park

at Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Roman M. Wittig
Citizenship: German

CV to download
(additional information)

 

Professional Employment

since 2019Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (D), Departments of Primatology & Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture, Scientific Staff
since 2013Head of Max Planck Research Group, Taï Chimpanzee Project, Senior Scientist (W2)
2011 – 2019Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (D), Department of Primatology, Scientific Staff
2008 – 2011University of St Andrews (UK), School of Psychology, Research Fellow
2004 – 2008University of Pennsylvania (USA), Department of Biology, Research Fellow

Scientific posts

since 2018Editorial Board member of American Journal of Primatology
2014 - 2017Member of the Human Sciences Section of the Scientific Council of the Max Planck Society

Education

2004University of Leipzig (D) & Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (D), Dr. rer. nat. in Biology (Supervisor: Christophe Boesch, Co-referees: Frans de Waal, Peter Kappeler)
1996University of Bielefeld (D), Diplom in Biology (Supervisor: Hubert Hendrichs, Co-referee: Jürgen Döhl)

Field Experience

Since 2013Director of the Taï Chimpanzee Project (Côte d’Ivoire)
Full responsibility for the Taï Chimpanzee Project in Côte d’Ivoire.
2008 – 2010Budongo Conservation Field Station, Budongo Forest (Uganda), Assistant Director
Studying the chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) of the Sonso community for 2½ years, conducting field experiments (playback and object presentation), behavioural observations, urine collection for hormonal analysis and fecal collection for genetic analysis.
2004 – 2005Babooncamp, Okavango Delta (Botswana), Post-doc Researcher
Studying Chacma baboons (Papio hamadryas ursinus) at the long-term study site of Dorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth for 1½ years, conducting playback experiments and fecal collection for hormonal analysis.
1996 – 1999Taï Chimpanzee Project, Taï National Park (Côte d’Ivoire), Camp Manager
Studying the chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) of the North community for 3 years, conducting behavioural observations for my PhD thesis.

Teaching Experience

starting 2019

NEW international Master course: Integrative Biology, University Leipzig Block module: Cognitive Ethology in Primates

since 2014

Lecturer, Master of Science in Biology, University of Leipzig                Course: Bridge Seminar - Social intelligence

since 2011Coordinator & lecturer, International Max Planck Research School for Human Origins Course: Comparative and Molecular Primatology
2011Substitute lecturer, School of Psychology, University of St Andrews
Module: Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology

Invited Talks (selection)

2018Duke University, Durham, NC (USA), Department for Evolutionary Anthropology, Seminar Hare Group
 Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien (A), Talk Series in relation to the exhibition: War. 
2017African Primatological Society, Plenary Keynote at the Inaugural Conference in Abidjan / Bingerville (CIV)
 Georg August University & German Primate Center, Göttingen (D), Colloquium Series: Understanding Social Relationships.
2016Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago (USA), Keynote on Social Living - Chimpanzee in Context, 'Understanding Chimpanzees' Symposium Series
 International Society for Anthrozoology, Plenary Keynote - ISAZ Meeting 2016, Barcelona (E)
2015Wuppertaler Zoogespräche (D), Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Philosophisches Seminar
 Konrad Lorenz Institut für Vergleichende Verhaltensforschung, Wien (A), Wilhelminenberg Seminar
 

Université de Neuchâtel (CH), Department of Comparative Cognition, Group Seminar

2014Society for Tropical Ecology, Plenary Keynote - Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology, Munich (D)

2013

Lorentz Center Leiden (NL), Workshop: Obstacles and Catlysts of Peaceful Behavior

2012Université de Rennes (F), Department of Animal and Human Ethology, Ethos Seminar
2011 University of Stirling (UK), School of Nature Sciences, Behavioural Ecology Research Group Seminar
 University of Zürich (CH), Institute for Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, Behaviour Ecology Environment and Evolution Seminar.
2010Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (D), House Seminar
2007Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago (USA), Chimpanzee Mind Conference, 'Understanding Chimpanzees' Symposium Series
2006Emory University (USA),Yerkes Primate Research Centre, Living Links Colloquium
 Harvard University (USA), Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Colloquium

Professional & Public Services

Ad-hoc reviewer

  • Journals: American Journal of Primatology, Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Behaviour, Biology Letter, Current Biology, Hormones & Behavior, Human Evolution, International Journal of Primatology, Naturwissenschaften, Primates, Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, Science.
  • Grant Bodies: Leakey Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation

Conference organisation

  • Symposium: 40 Years of Taï Chimpanzee Project, 29 - 31 May 2019, MPI EVA, Germany.
  • XIV Conference of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie, 11 - 13 Feb 2015, MPI EVA & University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Great Ape Health Workshop – International Conference on the Health Threat for Great Apes in Research and Tourist Sites, 21 – 24 Aug 2009, LAICO Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda.

Consulting (selection)

  • Consultant for the exhibition 'WAR - KRIEG'. Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle, Halle (D).
  • Consultant on baboon behaviour for the BBC Natural History Series ‘Planet Earth’ (2005-2007).
  • Consultant on ape behaviour and evolution for the exhibition ‘Mensch und Tier: eine paradoxe Beziehung’ (2002-2003). Deutsches Hygienemuseum, Dresden (D).
  • Consultant on chimpanzee conservation for the exhibition ‘Gorillas in the soup’ (2000-2001). Bushmeat crisis campaign of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EU).

Professional Membership

1998Ethologische Gesellschaft e.V.
1995International Primatological Society & Deutsche Gesellschaft für Primatologie

Honors and Awards

2018Member and Co-initiator of the Max Planck Synergy Research Group Evolution of Brain Connectivuty (Max Planck Society)
2016Nominated participation in the German American Frontiers of Science Symposium (Humboldt-Foundation and National Science Foundation USA)
2015Invitation to join the DFG Researcher Consortium: The oxytocin system of the socio-emotional brain (invited by Dr. Valary Grinavich, University of Heidelberg, GER)
2014Member of the DFG Researcher Consortium: Sociality and Health in Primates (SoHaPi)
2012Young Investigator award of the Society of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (jointly with Catherine Crockford)
2010Invited Guest of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
2006Research Fellow of the German Science Foundation (DFG) for two years
2004Conference Grant of the German Science Foundation (DFG)

 

Research Grant Awards

2019PI on Research Grant: Presidential Funds of the Max Planck Society: Evolution of Brain Connectivity (total: € 1.627.000)
2017PI on Research Grant: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - SOHAPI in collaboration with RKI (total: € 450.000)
2016Co-PI to ERC starting grant Ape Attachment of C. Crockford (total: € 1.500.000)
2015PI on Research Grant: Wenner-Gren Foundation in collaboration with A. Mielke & C. Crockford: US$ 6000
2014Co-PI on Research Grant: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - SOHAPI in collaboration with RKI: € 230.000
2013Co-PI Conservation Grant: European Association of Zoos and Aquaria in collaboration with RKI, WWF & Zoo Leipzig: € 21.000
2013PI on Research Grant: Leakey Foundation in collaboration with A. Preiss & C. Crockford: US$ 12.800
2009Co-PI on Research Grant: Wenner-Gren Foundation together with C. Crockford, T. Deschner, T. Ziegler & K. Zuberbuhler: US$ 25.000
2009Co-PI on Research Grant: Leakey Foundation in collaboration with C. Crockford, T. Deschner & K. Zuberbuhler: US$ 22.500
2006Post-doc fellow grant: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

 

Publications

Check out publications of Roman Wittig on Research Gate

Quarantine & Hygiene rules of TCP are the IUCN best practice guidelines (download: Wittig & Leendertz 2014)

Books

The Taï Chimpanzee Project (Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire) has yielded unprecedented insights into the nature of cooperation, cognition, and culture in one of our closest living relatives. Founded in 1979 by Christophe and Hedwige Boesch, the project has entered its 40th year of continuous research. Alongside other famous long-term chimpanzee study sites at Gombe and Mahale in East Africa, the tireless work of the team at Taï has contributed to the fields of behavioural ecology and anthropology as well as improving public awareness of the urgent need this already critical endangered species. Encompassing important research topics including chimpanzeeecology, reproductive behaviour, tool use, culture, communication, cognition, and conservation, this book provides an engaging account of how Taï Chimpanzees are adapted to African jungle life and how they developed unique forms of cooperation with less violence, regular adoptions and complex cultural differences between groups.

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Videos

Supplementary Videos for Publications

Visit the TCP youtube channel

 

Samuni, L. et al. (2016). Oxytocin reactivity during intergroup conflict in wild chimpanzees (advance online). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Video Intergroup encounters with subtitles in Taï chimpanzees (filmed by Liran Samuni, ©Taï Chimpanzee Project)

 

Wittig, R.M., Crockford, C. et al. (2016). Social support reduces stress hormone levels in wild chimpanzees across stressful events and everyday affiliations. Nature Communications: 13361

Video 1 Intergoup encounters in Taï chimpanzees (filmed by Liran Samuni, ©Taï Chimpanzee Project)

 

Wittig, R. M., Crockford, C. et al. (2014). Food sharing is linked to urinary oxytocin levels and bonding in related and unrelated wild chimpanzees. Proc. R. Soc. B: 281: 20133096.

Video 1Passive food sharing: Kwera and Kwezi share the pith of a raphia tree in Budongo forest (filmed by Roman Wittig)

Video 2Active food sharing: Kato shares meat with Hawa in Budongo forest (filmed by Cat Hobaiter) 

Video 3Freddy shares actively honey with Athos (East Group, Tai Chimpanzee Project, filmed by Liran Samuni)

 

Crockford, C., Wittig, R. M. et al. (2012). Wild chimpanzees inform ignorant group members of danger. Curr. Biol. 22, 142-146.

Video 1 Kato discovers the snake model and warns Nick, who stops walking (fimed in Budongo forest by Roman Wittig).

PR videos

Exhibition WAR

Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte, Halle, GER

 

 

Wie Tiere fühlen. Arte Production

Press

Press releases of publications [link]

Taï Chimpanzee Projects News on twitter [link]

Interviews with members of TCP [link]

Portrait & General Reports

Berliner Zeitung, 17 Juni 2020: Auch Menschenaffen müssen vor Corona geschützt werden - Apes need protection from corona virus (article)

Die Zeit, 27 May 2020: Dossier zum Thema Vertrauen - Chimpanzees and the evolution of trust (article)

Die Zeit, 19 June 2019: Dossier zum Thema Macht - What Taï chimpanzees can teach us about the struggle for power (article)

Nature, 16 November 2017: Research highlights: Chimps give extra warning to buddies unaware of danger (article)

New Scientist, 26 February 2016: Bromance helps stressed out warring chimps to keep their cool - on our work about oxytocin (article)

Science Magazine, 2 April 2010: Talking chimp to chimp – Review of our work in Budongo Forest Uganda (pdf)

Scientific Commentary

Nature, 18 September 2014: Animal Behaviour: The evolutionary roots of lethal aggression. Commentary by Joan B. Silk (pdf)

Nature, 17 April 2014: Evolutionary Biology: Dating chimpanzees. Commentary by M. Haslam (pdf)

Current Biology, 24 January 2012: Animal Cognition: Chimpanzee alarm calls depend on what others know. Commentary by Robert M. Seyfarth & Dorothy L. Cheney (pdf)

Current Biology, 10 August 2010: Primatology: “A faithful friend is the medicine of life”. Commentray by Susan C. Alberts (pdf)

Press Review of Specific Papers

Vocalizing in chimpanzees is influenced by social cognitive processes. Science Advances, 2017. 15 November 2017: New York Times, Daily Mail online, Los Angeles Times.

Persistent anthrax as a major driver of wildlife mortality in a tropical rainforest. Nature, 2017. 2 August 2017: Nature, Science, The Atlantic. 5 August 2017: Stuttgarter Zeitung. 7 August 2017: Science alert.

Oxytocin reactivity during intergroup conflict in wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2017. 27 December 2016: Phys.org, Natural Science News, Neurosciencenews.com. 28 December 2016: Fromthegrapevine.com. 6 January 2017: New Scientist.

Social support reduces stress hormone levels in wild chimpanzees across stressful events and everyday affiliations. Nature Communications, 2016. 1 Nov 2016: The Conservation, Daily Mail. 2 Nov 2016: Christian Science Monitor, The Independent, Newsweek, Nature Asia. During Nov 2016: Science Daily, Los Angeles Times.

Lethal aggression in Pan is better explained by adaptive strategies than human impacts. Nature, 2014. 17 Sep 2014: Die Welt (link). 18 Sep 2014: AAAS News (link), New York Times (link), BBC News (link).

Triadic social interactions operate across time: a field experiment with wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 2014. 6 Jan 2014: SCINEXX [link], Weser Kurier (link)

Food sharing is linked to urinary oxytocin levels and bonding in related and unrelated wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 2014. 15 Jan 2014: Washington Post (link), Daily Mail (link), Tagesspiegel (link), Die Welt (link).

Urinary oxytocin and social bonding in related and unrelated wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 2013. 23 Jan 13: BBC Nature (link), Der Spiegel (link), 25 Jan 13: Leipziger Volkszeitung (link)

Wild chimpanzees inform ignorant group members of danger. Current Biology, 2012.
29 Dec 11: BBC Nature (link), The Guardian (link), Wiener Zeitung (link); 30 Dec 11: Bild der Wissenschaft (link), Hamburger Abendblatt (link), Süddeutsche Zeitung (link),USA Today (link); 4 Jan 12: Neue Züricher Zeitung (link)

The benefit of social capital: Close social bonds among female baboons enhance offspring survival. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2009
10 July 09 The Guardian (link)

Exhibitions and outreach

Exhibition 'War - tracing an evolution'

From chimpanzee 'wars' to the battle of Lützen (Thirty Years' War)

06 Nov 2015 - 22 May 2016: State Museum of Prehistory, Halle / S. (GER)

24 Oct 2018 - 28 Apr 2019: Museum of Natural History, Vienna, (Austria)

Book review

Positions

Post-Doc

PhD

Master

Applications under consideration

Research Assistant

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Other

Links

Existing Collaborations:

Outside MPI EVA (2018)
Josep Call:University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK
School of Psychology and Neuroscience
Dorothy Cheney & Robert Seyfarth:University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Departments of Biology & Psychology
Angela FriedericiMPI for Cognition and brain Sciences, Leipzig, GERDepartment for Neuropsychology
Cat Hobaiter:University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, UK
School of Psychology
Peter KappelerGerman Primate Center / University of Göttingen, GER
Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology
Inza Kone:Université de Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Centre Suisse des Recherches Scientifique
Kevin Langergraber:Arizona State University, Tampa, USA
Department of Anthropology
Lydia LunczOxford University, Oxford, UK
Primate Archaeology Group
Fabian Leendertz:Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, GER
Project Group 3: Epidemiology of Highly Pathogenic Microorganisms
Viktoria OelzeUniversity of California Santa Cruz, USA
Department of Anthropology
Julia Ostner & Oliver SchülkeUniversity of Göttingen, Göttingen, GER
Behavioural Ecology
Simone PikaUniversity of Osnabrück, GER
Institute of Cognitive Science
Jill Pruetz:Iowa State University, Ames, USA
Department of Anthropology
James RillingEmory University, Atlanta, USA
Anthropology Department
Joan SilkArizona State University, Tampa, USA
Department of Anthropology
Steven SmithVeterinary University, Vienna, Austria
Konrad Lorenz Institute for Comparative Ethology
Nikolaus WeiskopfMPI for Cognition and brain Sciences, Leipzig, GERDepartment for Neurophysiks

Michael Wilson:

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA Anthropology Department
Toni Ziegler:University of Wisconcin, Madison, USA
National Primate Research Centre
Klaus Zuberbühler:Université de Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, CH
Department of Comparative Cognition

Inside MPI EVA (2017)

Department of Primatology:
Department of Human Behaviour, Ecology and Culture
Department of Psychology:
Department of Human Evolution: