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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



Master degree in Sciences, Animal Behavior and Ecophysiology – Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France

Dissertation M2: Mating market in vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops cloetei), in the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Advisor: Prof. Ronald Noë

Dissertation M1:  Incubation behavior of white stork (Cicogna cicogna); CNRS (Department of Ecology and Energetic Physiology), Strasbourg. Advisor: Prof. Sylvie Massemin

2004Bachelor degree in Biology and Geology – University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France

Research and Field Experience

Sep 2012- Sep 2013

The effects of spatial and temporal variation in plant productivity on the population ecology of Bornean rainforest primates; supervisor: Dr. Andrew J Marshall, University of California, Davis

Field Manager KKL project (Penelitian Kelempiau dan Kelasi), Cabang Panti Research Station, Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Duties: General management of research team and field station; vertebrate surveys across 6 habitats; phenology study; plant identification; behavioural follows of wild white-bearded gibbons (Hylobates albibarbis) and red-leaf monkeys (Presbytis rubicunda rubida)

Jul 2007-Jul 2011

Reintroduction of wild-born captive-raised Mona monkeys (Cercopithecus mona) into a natural preserved habitat in South-East Nigeria; CERCOPAN (Centre for Education, Research and Conservation of Primates and Nature)

Research coordinator and acting manager at the Rhoko field site, Cross River State, Nigeria

Duties: General management of research team and field station; preparation and realisation of the release and monitoring of reintroduced primates; phenology study; plant identification; primate surveys; assessment of land use management


Activity budget of captive gibbons (Hylobates sp.)

Summer internship. Kalaweit Sanctuary (Central Kalimantan, Indonesia) and Mulhouse Zoo (France); Supervisors: Aurélien Brulé, Susan Cheyne PhD (Kalaweit) & Dr.Vet. Pierre Moisson (Zoo de Mulhouse)


Facial expressions in the Tonkean macaque(Macaca tonkeana).

Scholar internship. Zoo de Strasbourg (France); Supervisors: Dr. Odile Petit and Dr. Helene Meunier (Uni. Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg)

Affiliation and Grants

Grants Merit Grant (Education Secretary Grant), 2005-2006, delivered by University of Strasbourg Foundation AAP Sanctuary for exotic animals – travelling grant 2010

Member of CERCOPAN Reintroduction Committee, since March 2012

Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), since 2006