Department of Primatology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299
|2013||PhD 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.
|2004||Bachelor degree in Organic Biology – University Montpellier II – France|
|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)
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.
|2009 ||$13.442||Research Grant of the Leakey Foundation|
|2008||€145.900||Evolutionary Biology Grant for PhD, VolkswagenStiftung|
|2008 ||$24.992||Dissertation fieldwork Grant of the Wenner Gren Foundation.|
International Journal of Primatology, Plos One, Leakey foundation.