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Welcome to the homepage of the research group "Primate Behavioural Ecology"!

The department of Behavioral Ecology at the Institute of Biology of the University of Leipzig is linked through a bridge professorship to the Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. We are primarily interested in the interplay between behavior, ecology, genetics and fitness which we investigate in several species of primates (e.g., rhesus macaques, crested macaques and vervet monkeys), but also in other mammals (e.g. meerkats) and birds (e.g. barn swallows).

If you are interested in joining us for a Bachelor or Master thesis (check out potential topics),
please contact Anja Widdig at anja.widdigeva.mpgde
Note in your email whether you participated in our course/s already and
when. Also indicate when do you like to start.

If you are interested in doing a PhD with us, please see prospective students.

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