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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299

Karline R. L. Janmaat

Research Group Leader

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Primatology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig, Germany
phone: +49 341 3550 227
e-mail: karline_janmaat@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Director, Mbendjele Foraging Project, RC

Research Interests

I am interested in how primates localise energy-rich food within a highly competitive rainforest environment in which food production periods are less seasonal and predictable than in temperate zones. My personal challenge is to reveal the existence of cognitive complex skills such as episodic-like memory, flexible planning and information transfer within natural evolutionarily relevant conditions in order to increase our understanding of how large-brained primates are able to buffer periods of scarcity and were able to evolve large and costly brains. I aim to achieve this through detailed observation of habitat characteristics, and long-term continuous observations of the ranging and foraging behaviour of individual monkeys, apes and humans.