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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (0)341 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (0)341 3550 - 299

Curriculum Vitae


Jan 2011-

Ph.D. student, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

"Socioecological influences on spatial and temporal patterns of space use in Bwindi Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)"

supervisor: Dr. Martha Robbins

Oct 2001-Jun 2007 

Diploma Biologist (German equivalent to M.Sc.), degree: very good, University Karlsruhe, Germany.

The movement pattern, the scent marking behaviour and diet of the Brown Hyena (Hyaena brunnea) in the western Soutpansberg, Southa Africa

Work and Field Experiences

Mar 2012-Aug 2013Principal Investigator, Bwindi Mountain Gorilla Project, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology; work on mountain gorilla space use and crop raiding behavior.
Oct 2010-Jan 2011Assistant project and scientific manager, "Landesbund für Vogelschutz in Bayern e.V.’", Germany.
Mar 2010-May 2010 

Coordinator & team leader Virunga Gorilla Census 2010
Transboundary mountain gorilla census in Uganda, Rwanda and DRC.

Jun 2009-Aug 2010

Assistant Project Manager and Research Assistant,Bwindi Mountain Gorilla Project, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology; work on social behavior of mountain gorillas.

Jan 2009-Jun 2009Scientific advisor, Elephant Village, Laos; work with Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus).
Jul 2008-Jan 2009 Research Officer, FRONTIER in the Tanzania Savanna Project; carnivore project leader and being a mentor for BTEC-diploma/certificate.
Apr 2008-Jul 2008 Volunteer coordinator, Elephant Nature Park, Thailand;
work with Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus).
Sep 2007-Oct 2007 Intern, Konrad Lorenz Research Station, Austria;
work on pair quality in Common Ravens (Corvus corax).
Oct 2006-Jun 007Principal Investigator  (Diploma thesis), University Karlsruhe, Germany, and Lajuma Research Center, South Africa;  work on brown hyena ecology.
Sep 2006Volunteer, Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen;
work on nursery roosts of the Greater Mouse-eared Bat (Myotis myotis).
Jul 2005-Sep 2005 Intern, Yosu National University, South Korea in collaboration with the University Karlsruhe.