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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

Wittig & Crockford Lab

Members of the Wittig & Crockford Lab summer 2017 (starting from left): Janette Gleiche, Frauke Olthoff, Ramona Beuth, Clement Gba, Alexander Mielke, Roman Wittig, Catherine Crockford, Cedric Girard-Buttoz, Doris Wu, Isaac Schamberg (guest), Sylvain Lemoine.

In the field: Pawel Fedurek, Virgile Manin, Kamilla Pleh, Patrick Tkaczynski, Prince Vale

(missing: Therese Löhrich, Anna Preis, Liran Samuni, Ruth Sonnweber)

Members of the Wittig & Crockford Lab summer 2016 (starting from left): Veronika Beeck, Anna Preis, Pawel Fedurek, Patrick Tkaczynski, Catherine Crockford, Roman Wittig, Cedric Girrard-Buttoz, Liran Samuni.

In the field: Alexander Mielke, Therese Löhrrich, Sylvain Lemoine, Clement Gba, Ruth Sonnweber, Doris Wu.

Principle Investigators

Dr. Catherine Crockford
Co-director Taï Chimpanzee Project
Dr. Roman Wittig
Director Taï Chimpanzee Project

Research Staff

Dr. Cedric Girard-Buttoz

Variation in cooperation between wild chimpanzees and bonobos

 

 

 

 

Dr. Pawel Fedurek

Explaining heritable variation in social bonding capacities in chimpanzees

 

 

 

 

Alexander Mielke

Social cognition in mangabeys and chimpanzees

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ruth Sonnweber

The influence of social cognition variation on social bonding capacities in chimpanzees

 

 

 

 

Dr. Patrick Tkaczynski

The influence of hormonal variation on social bonding capacities in chimpanzees

 

 

PhD Students

Clement Gba

Food competition and sociality in mangabeys

 (in Abidjan)

 

 

 

Kamilla Pleh

Localizing an infective source in the Taï National Park

 (in the field)

 

 

 

Sylvain Lemoine

Intergroup relationships between four neighbouring chimpanzee communities

 

 

 

 

Virgile Manin

Link among sociality, oxytocin, glucocorticoids and health in wild chimpanzees

 

 

 

 

Anna Preis

Physiological costs of aggression and benefits of reconciliation in chimpanzees

 

 

 

 

Liran Samuni

Underlying mechanisms of cooperation and social bonds in wild chimpanzees - a behavioral and physiological perspective

 

 


 

Prince Valé

Energy balance in wild chimpanzees

(in the field)

 

 

 

Doris Wu

Causes and effects of malaria in wild chimpanzee

 

 

MSc students

 

 

 

Technical Staff

MPI EVA, Leipzig

  • Tina Knittel (TCP Behavioural Data - North group)
  • Sonja Dietschi (TCP Behavioural Data - South group)
  • Francie Kaldun (TCP Behavioural Data - East group)
  • Janette Gleiche (Lab Technician: Hormone analyses)
  • Frauke Olthoff (Urine and Feacal Samples)

TCP, Ivory Coast

  • Mathieu Malherbe (Camp Manager TCP)
  • Christelle Nihouarn (Research Assistant TCP, North group)
  • Alize Riou (Research Assistant TCP, South group)
  • Menno Breider (Research Assistant TCP, East group)
  • Morgen Rohee (Research Assistant TCP, Northeast group)

Research Staff TCP, Ivory Coast

  • Mathilde Grampp (Social cognition in chimpanzees and mangabeys)

Alumni

2011 - 2015 Dr. Helen DeNys (University of Gent, Belgium)

2013 - 2015 Dr. Martin Surbeck (Deaprtment of Primatology, MPI EVA, Leipzig, GER)

2012 - 2016 Jan Gogarten, PhD (Center of Infection and Immunity, Columbia University, New York, USA)

2012 - 2016 Dr. Marleen Fröhlich (Department of Anthropology, University of Zürich, Zürich, CH)

2013 - 2016 Dr. Robert Power (MPI EVA)