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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


2014-present PhD student
International Max Planck Research School “The Leipzig School of Human Origins”,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI EVA) & University of Leipzig
Dissertation: "Identify socio-economic drivers that disrupt diversifying processes in western chimpanzees and prioritize appropriate conservation approaches"
Supervisors: Prof. Christophe Boesch, Dr. Hjalmar Kühl, and Dr. Roger Mundry
2011-2013M.Sc. International Nature Conservation
University of Göttingen, Germany, and Lincoln University, New Zealand
Thesis: "Assessment of a semi-automated acoustic monitoring method and its potential for primate conservation"
Supervisors: Dr. Hjalmar Kühl (MPI EVA) and Prof. Julia Fischer (University of Göttingen)
2007-2011B.Sc. Biological Diversity and Ecology
University of Göttingen, Germany

Work Experience

Feb-Aug 2014Marine and coastal biodiversity of pacific islands, MACBIO (GIZ), Suva, Fiji
Intern - analysed environmental policies for the protection of marine and coastal biodiversity of five project countries, participated in NBSAP consultation process
Sep-Dec 2012 Human-baboon conflict mitigation, Colobus Conservation, Diani, Kenya
Research intern - collected and analysed data on baboon foraging behaviour to identify locations with highest potential for conflicts
Mai-Aug 2010Eco-Tourism Project, FSL India, Kundapur, India
Volunteer - contributed to establishing alternative livelihood activities for farmers, organized and conducted activities for eco-tourists
Sep 2009
-Apr 2010
Sea Turtle Conservation Programme, FSL India, Kundapur, India
Volunteer - conducted sea turtle nest surveys, designed and conducted socio-economic survey of coastal villagers, conducted educational activities in local schools and fishermen unions, organised and managed workcamps for international volunteers
Aug-Sep 2008Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece (Archelon), Koroni, Greece
Volunteer - collected data on sea turtle nests and conducted awareness raising activities
Jun-Jul 2006Orangutan Health Project, Sumatra, Indonesia
Volunteer - conducted orang-utan nest surveys



Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation
(Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
2012 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) funding for semester in
New Zealand


Apr-Jul 2017 Assistant in seminar "Introduction to Statistics and R" of the B.Sc. / M.Sc. module Behavioral Ecology in Primates, University of Leipzig
June 2016,
May 2017
Guest lecturer in seminar "Close to research" of the M.Sc. module Behavioral Ecology in Primates, University of Leipzig
Mar 2016,
June 2017
Tutor for course "Linear Models and their application in R", MPI EVA, Leipzig

Community Outreach


Conservation Group MPI EVA
2008-2013Environmental youth network JANUN, Göttingen, Germany