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Bridge professorship

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology & University of Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Anja Widdig

e-mail: anja_widdig@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de
phone.: ++49 (0)341 9736 707

Curriculum Vita


Since 10/2019PhD student at the University of Leipzig in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (MPI EVA) 
Dissertation title: “Human impact on biodiversity: analyzing the genetic diversity of the critically endangered crested macaques (Macaca nigra) of Sulawesi, Indonesia
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Anja Widdig (University of Leipzig)
04/2015 – 03/2018Master of Science in Biology (with a focus on Ecology and Evolution), Dissertation title: “Evaluating conservation efforts to inform future management decisions for West African chimpanzees
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Brüggemann (Goethe University Frankfurt), Dr. Hjalmar Kühl (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig) & Prof. Dr. Friedemann Schrenk (Goethe University Frankfurt) 
10/2010 – 03/2015Bachelor of Science
Dissertation title: “Raiding composition and position fidelity in Megaponera analis” 
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Linsenmair (Julius- Maximilian University Würzburg)

Work experience

06/2018 – 09/2018Field research assistant 
Investigating problem solving abilities in long-tailed macaques for the McCowan Lab (University California Davis, USA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
03/2016 – 09/2016Field research assistant 
Recording object manipulation in long-tailed macaques for Prof. Leca (University Lethbridge, Canada) in Bali, Indonesia. 
12/2013 - 03/2014Internship 
Studying the role of canines for the rank of males in crested macaques at the German Primate Centre in Göttingen, Germany.
09/2012 - 11/2012Field assistant
Investigating the role of mammals in the seed dispersal of rattan in the “Macaca Nemestrina Project” in Malaysia.
10/2011 - 12/2011Research assistant 
Identifying pollinators in coffee plantations in the DFG Research Group Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Grants Awarded

10/2019Project funding of the Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations (5.000€)
08/2019One-year scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (23.924€)
07/2019Christian-Vogel-Fond for Field Research (800€)
12/2017Science Policy Shadowing Fund of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (1.821€)
09/2012PROMOS scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (450€)