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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


Curriculum Vitae

Nationality: German

Pre-academic education, employment and activities

1967 - 1979Visit of public schools.
1979 - 1983Various jobs (e.g. postman, gardener) and activities (e.g. organic farming, sailing).
1984 - 1986Visit of a school for adults and other activities (e.g. organic farming, construction of a house, participation in the organization of a peace-march).

Academic education, Dissertation

1987 - 1995Study of biology at the Free University Berlin.
In between various jobs as student research assistant; preparation of the conference as well as the proceedings and management of the conference bureau of the 125th annual conference of the German Ornithological Society; student teacher ('tutor').
2000Completion of my dissertation. Topic: Structure and use of song in thrush nightingale mixed singers (Luscinia luscinia L.); supervisor: Prof. Dr. D. Todt.

Academic employment

1995 - 1998Scientific staff of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
1998 - 2004Scientific staff of the Free University Berlin.
2004 –2006Statistical advisor at the Research and Technology Centre, Westcoast of the Christian-Albrechts Unviersität zu Kiel.
Since 2006Statistical advisor at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

Other scientific activities

Since 2002Consulting Editor of Animal Behaviour.
Since 2011Member of the advisory board of Ethology.
Since 2013Consulting Editor of Journal of Comparative Psychology.
2009-2005Member of the Executive Committee of the International Bioacoustic Council (IBAC)
Ad hoc reviewerAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology, American Journal of Primatology, Acta Oecologica, American Naturalist, Behavior, Behavioral Ecology, Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, Behaviour Research Methods, Bioacoustics, Biology Letters, BMC Biology, Cambridge University Press, Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, Central European Journal of Biology, Ecological Modelling, Emu, European Research Council, Evolution, Human Evolution, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Hydrobiologia, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of Avian Biology, Journal of Comparative Psychology, Journal of Ornithology, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, PLoS ONE, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Royal Society Open Science, Scientific Reports, Springer, Zoological Science
TeachingBetween 1997 and 2003: lots of practical courses and seminars about animal behaviour, behavioural eocology, acoustic communication (mainly in birds); since 2004: many courses about statistics and R (mainly seminars/lectures with practical application).