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Prof. Dr. Elke Zimmermann

Univ. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Zimmermann

Main interests

Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology

Biocommunication

Cognitive Ethology

 

Projects involved: Click here

 

Univ. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Zimmermann

Staff of the Research Group: Behavior and Evolution

Staff List

 

Prof. Dr. Elke Zimmermann

Full Professor and Director; Experimental behavioral and evolutionary research; tropical biology; primatology; Research unit 499 of the German Research Foundation

Prof. Dr. Ute Radespiel 
Senior lecturer;  Behavioral ecology and conservation genetics, tropical biology in Madagascar.

 

Dr. Marina Scheumann
Research assistant and post doc, Biocommunication

 

Dr. Daniel Schmidtke

Research assistant and post doc

 

Associated staff members

 

Dr. Marine Joly

Research Fellow, University of Portsmouth, UK

 

Sharon Kessler, PhD

Research Fellow, McGill University, Quebec, Canda

 

Dr. Romule Rakotondravony

Maitre de Conference, Université de Mahajanga, Madagascar

 

Dr. Andriatahiana Rabesandratana

Maitre de Conference, Université de Tuléar, Madagascar

 

Rindrahatsarana Ramanankirahina, PhD
Post-doc
 
Prof. Dr. Blanchard Randrianambinina

Maitre de Conference, Université de Mahajanga, Madagascar

 

Prof. Dr. Solofonirina Rasoloharijaona  

Maitre de Conference, Université de Mahajanga, Madagascar

 

Marina Davila Ross, PhD

Senior lecturer, University of Portsmouth, Centre for the Study of Emotion, Psychology Department, King Henry Building

 

Ph.D. or Doctoral students (title), intramural

 

Jennifer Brunke

Habitat fragmentation in a tropical rainforest ecosystem: a case study on the genetic diversity of small mammal communities in the lower Kinabatangan floodplain in Borneo (Sabah, Malaysia)

 

Marko Dubicanac

Phenomenology and genesis of pathological changes of the aging eye in the animal model mouse lemur: a comparison of colonies with different annual rhythms.

 

Mamy Rina Evasoa

The evolution of female dominance in mouse lemurs: the effect of sex and species on social interactions


Alida Frankline Hasiniaina

Acoustic signal variation of mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.): implications for taxonomy and conservation biology.

 

Sarah Hohenbrink

Development, physiology and consequences of female dominance in two basal primate models, the grey and the Goodman´s mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus and M. lehilahytsara)

 

Annette Klaus

Intestinal parasite communities in an endangered primate endemic to Borneo, the proboscis monkey, Nasalis larvatus (Wurmb 1787)

 

Annette Klein
Parasite communities in small-bodied Malagasy lemurs (Microcebus murinus and M. ravelobensis): the effect of sleeping sites, sex and season

 

May Hokan

Parasite communities in endangered Malagasy lemurs (Avahi occidentalisLepilemur edwardsi): the effect of sleeping sites, sex and season.

 

Sabrina Linn

Vocal communication in the Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) and the impact of sex hormones.

 

Diploma- / Master- / Bachelorstudents

 

Lara Feistel, B.Sc., Lisa Gülker

 

Alumni

 

PD Dr.rer.nat. Ute Radespiel, PD Dr.rer.nat. Thomas Geissmann

 

Dr.rer.nat Philipp Hohenbrink, Dr.rer.nat. Christian Schopf, Dr.rer.nat. Wiebke S. Konerding, Dr. Lalandy Sehen, Dr.rer.nat. Mathias Craul, Dr.rer.nat. Simone Schehka, Dr.rer.nat. Pia Braune, Dr.rer.nat. Marina Scheumann, Dr.rer.nat. Michael Großbach, Dr.rer.nat. Perris-Fabian Flügge, Dr.rer.nat. Heike Lutermann, Dr.rer.nat. Petra Ehresmann, Dr.rer.nat. Heike Pröhl, Dr.rer.nat. Vera Zietemann, Dr.rer.nat. Friederike Woog, Dr.rer.nat. Thomas G. Hafen, Dr.rer.nat. Ute Radespiel, Diplôme de doctorat Romule Rakotondravony, Diplôme de doctorat Andriatahiana Rabesandratana, Doctorat de troisième cycle Blanchard Randrianambinina, Doctorat de troisième cycle Solofonirina Rasoloharijaona


Dr.med.vet. Franziska Quietsch, Dr.med.vet. Sabine Steinmetz, Dr.med.vet. Sandra Mester, Dr.med.vet. Eva Dujardin, Dr.med.vet. Frank Düsterhöft, Dr.med.vet. Stefanie Hannig, Dr.med.vet. Elisabeth Labes, Dr.med.vet. Wiebke Ena Reimann, Dr.med.vet. Barthel Schmelting

Rindrahatsarana Ramanankirahina Ph.D., Sharon Kessler Ph.D, Sandra Thorén Ph.D., Lisette Leliveld Ph.D., Maria Méndez-Cárdenas Ph.D., Marina Davila-Ross Ph.D., Gillian Olivieri Ph.D., Ekatarina Klinkova Ph.D., Kristina Simonyan Ph.D., Barthel Schmelting Ph.D.

 

Harmonie Klein, M.Sc., Oliver Kruse, M.Sc., Hélène Chotard, M.Sc., Alban Renard, M.Sc., Jennifer Brunke, M.Sc., Dinah Esser, M.Sc., Vivian Jürges, M.Sc., Philipp Kappel, M.Sc.

 

Ricardo Schmidt, B.Sc., Carina Limburg, B.Sc., Mona Pape, B.Sc., Polina Schneider, B.Sc., Gehrmann, Alina B.Sc., Lena Langner, B.Sc, Christopher-Y. Egler, B.Sc., Julia Lange, B.Sc., Lara Feisterl, B.Sc., Lina Lange, B.Sc., Elisabeth Freitag, B.Sc., Sebastian Demtröder, B.Sc., Dana Erdtmann, B.Sc., Anke Johnsen, B.Sc., Tabea Tschimpke, B.Sc., Anke Wiechert, B.Sc., Julia Haenel, B.Sc., Jasmin Jatho, B.Sc., Anna-Elisa Roser, B.Sc., Maren Schimmer, B.Sc., Edda Bellmann, B.Sc., Christiane Hanisch, B.Sc., Daniela Jürgensen, B.Sc., Christopher Meusel, B.Sc., Heidi Pettit, B.Sc., Tobias Potthoff, B.Sc., Philipp Kappel, B.Sc., Fleur Lebhardt, B.Sc., Frank Roloff, B.Sc.

Dipl.-Biol. Janina Eisenbeis, Dipl.-Biol. Nathalie Jäschke, Dipl.-Biol. Difei Li, Dipl.-Biol. Kathrin Röper, Dipl.-Biol. Björn Marschall, Dipl.-Biol. Pia Eichmüller, Dipl.-Biol. Anneke Herlyn, Dipl.-Biol. Hanna Kastein, Dipl.-Biol. Katja Borchert, Dipl.-Biol. Wiebke Köhler, Dipl.-Biol. Ina Leinweber, Dipl.-Biol. Miriam Linnenbrink, Dipl.-Biol. Jessica Roßberg, Dipl.-Biol. Nicole Schneider, Dipl.-Biol. Christian Schopf, Dipl.-Biol. Dennis von der Wall, Dipl.-Biol. Jan Dehne, Dipl.-Biol. Lisa-Marie Gerhardt, Dipl.-Biol. Arite Heuck, Dipl.-Biol. Philipp Mesecke, Dipl.-Biol. Esther Bunkus, Dipl.-Biol. Melanie Dietz, Dipl.-Biol. Marina Juric, Dipl.-Biol. Dina Sündermann, Dipl.-Biol. Miriam Wessels, Dipl.-Biol. Melanie Söhlke, Dipl.-Biol. Katarina Guschanski, Dipl.-Biol. Marina Davila Ross, Dipl.-Biol. Mathias Craul, Dipl.-Biol. Susanne Eichler, Dipl.-Biol. Kathrin Marquart, Dipl.-Biol. Simone Rosenkranz, Dipl.-Biol. Helene Altrichter, Dipl.-Biol. Nicole Hagenah, Dipl.-Biol. Vololonarivo Voahangiherinirina Harisoa, Dipl.-Biol. Jan Schulz, Dipl.-Biol. Andrea Weidt, Dipl.-Biol. Perris Flügge, Dipl.-Biol. Silke Polenz, Dipl.-Biol. Miriam Doye, Dipl.-Biol. Carola Peters, Dipl.-Biol. Antje Rendigs, Dipl.-Biol. Zübeyde Sarikaya, Dipl.-Biol. Sandra Bunte, Dipl.-Biol. Almut Hold, Dipl.-Biol. K.-O. Krüger, Dipl.-Biol. Karsten Pohl, Dipl.-Biol. Blanchard Randrianambinina, Dipl.-Biol. Antje Lindemann, Dipl.-Biol. Christina D. Büsching

Arne Stünkel, Livia Wittiger, Sylke Eyring, Robert Dallmann

Professional and scientific career

1996

Full Professor (C4) for Zoology and Director of the Institute of Zoology, TiHo Hannover

1992 – 1996

Heisenberg-fellow, German Primate Center (DPZ), Head of the Laboratory of Biocommunication at the DPZ

1991 – 1992
Heisenberg-fellow, University of Konstanz

1990 – 1991

Research scientist, LS Markl, Faculty of Biology, University of Konstanz

1990

Habilitation (PD with venia legendi in Zoology), University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim

1985 – 1989

Research scientist (Wiss. Assistentin), Institute of Zoology, University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim

1985

Dissertation (Dr.rer. nat.), University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim

1982 – 1985

Graduate student research assistant, Institute of Zoology, University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim

1977 – 1982

Study of Biology (Diplom), University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim
Diploma degree (Dipl.-Biol.)

07. – 08.1978

Undergraduate student research assistant, Institute of Anthropology, University of Göttingen, Project: Behavioral development of marmosets (Callithrichidae, Primates)

Publications and Abstracts

I. Articles in peer reviewed journals

 

2017

 

Scheumann, M.; Hasting, A. S.; Zimmermann, E.; Kotz, S. A. 2017. Human Novelty Response to Emotional Animal Vocalizations: Effects of Phylogeny and Familiarity. Front. Behav. Neurosci.; 11:204; doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00204

 

Konerding, W. S.; Zimmermann, E.; Bleich, E.; Hedrich, H. J.; Scheumann, M. 2017. The head turn paradigm to assess auditory laterality in cats: influence of ear position and repeated sound presentation. PeerJ; 5:e3925; doi: 10.7717/peerj.3925

 

Hokan, M.; Strube, C.; Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E. 2017. Sleeping site ecology, but not sex, affect ecto- and hemoparasite risk, in sympatric, arboreal primates (Avahi occidentalis and Lepilemur edwardsi). Frontiers in Zoology; 14:44:1-12; doi: 10.1186/s12983-017-0228-7

 

Hülskötter K.; Schmidtke D.; Dubicanac M.; Siesenop U.; Zimmermann E.; Gerhauser I.; Baumgärtner W.; Herder V. 2017. Spontaneous listeriosis in Grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus), but not in Goodman's mouse lemurs (Microcebus lehilahytsara) of the same colony. Veterinary Microbiology; 208:94-96; doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2017.07.023

 

Andriaholinirina N.; Fausser J.-L.; Roos C.; Zinner D.; Thalmann U.; Rabarivola C. J.; Ravoarimanana I.; Ganzhorn J. U.; Meier B.; Hilgartner R.; Walter L.; Zaramody A.; Langer C.; Hahn T.; Zimmermann E.; Radespiel U.; Craul M.; Tomiuk J.; Tattersall I.; Rumpler Y. 2017. Corrective paper concerning three new species of the genus Lepilemur Geoffroy, 1851 (Mammalia). Dumerilia, 7, 62–71.

 

Craul M.; Zimmermann E.; Rasoloharijaona S.; Randrianambinina B.; Radespiel U. (2017): Corrective paper concerning two new species of the genus Lepilemur Geoffroy, 1851 (Mammalia). Dumerilia, 7, 72-77.

 

Kappeler PM.; Cuozzo FP.; Fichtel C.; Ganzhorn, JU.; Gursky-Doyen S.; Irwin MT.; Ichino S.; Lawler R.; Nekaris KA.; Ramanamanjato J-B.; Radespiel U.; Sauther ML.; Wright PC.; Zimmermann E. Long-term field studies of lemurs, lorises and tarsiers. Journal of Mammalogy, 98(3):661-669. DOI:10.1093/jmammal/gyx013

 

Zimmermann E (in press): High frequency/ultrasonic Communication in Basal Primates, the Mouse and Dwarf Lemurs of Madagascar. In: Brudzynski SM: Handbook of Ultrasonic Vocalizations. Elsevier.

 

Scheumann, M.; Linn, S.; Zimmermann, E. (2017): Vocal greeting during mother-infant reunions in a nocturnal primate, the gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). Scientific Reports; 7; 10321. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-10417-8

  

Scheumann M.; Hasting AS.; Zimmermann E.; Kotz SA. (submitted): Human novelty response to emotional animal vocalizations: disentangeling the effects of evolution and experience.

 

Zimmermann E. (2017): Evolutionary Origins of Primate Vocal Communication: Diversity, Flexibility and Complexity of Vocalizations in Basal Primates. In: Quam R, Ramsier M, Fay RR,Popper A (ed): Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, Primate Hearing and Communication; 63; pp109-140. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-59478-1_5

 

Articles in peer reviewed journals

 

Abstracts of international conferences 2017 - 1999

Books and Contributions to books

Books

 

Lehman S.; Radespiel U.; Zimmermann E. (2016): The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar. Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthrology Band 73; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 552 pp, ISBN 9781107075597

 

Altenmüller E.; Schmidt S.; Zimmermann E. (2013): Evolution of Emotional Communication: from Sounds in Nonhuman Mammals to Speech and Music in Man. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 376.

 

Zimmermann E.; Newman J.D; Jürgens U. (1995): Current Topics in Primate Vocal Communication. Plenum Press, New York, 286 pp; ISBN 978-1-4757-9930-9


Zimmermann, E. (1986): Breeding Terrarium Animals. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., New Jersey, 384 p, ISBN 9780866221825 


Zimmermann, E. (1983): Das Züchten von Terrarientieren. Kosmos-Franckh-Verlag, Stuttgart, 256 p, ISBN 9783440052181

 

Contributions to books

 

2016

Zimmermann, E. (2016): Acoustic divergence in communication of cheirogaleids with special emphasis to mouse lemurs In: Lehman, S. M.; Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E. (edts.): The dwarf and mouse lemurs of Madagascar: biology, behavior, and conservation biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae. Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology, Band 73; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2016, 405-421
ISBN 9781107075597

Lehman, S.M.; Radespiel U.; Zimmermann E. (2016): Conservation biology of the Cheirogaleidae: Future research directions In: Lehman, S.M.; Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E. (edts.): The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar: Biology, Behavior and Conservation Biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae. Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, Band 73; Cambridge U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2016, 520-540
ISBN 9781107075597

Zimmermann, E.;Radespiel, U.; Mestre-Francés, N.; Verdier, J.-M. (2016): Life history variation in mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus, M. lehilahytsara): the effect of environmental and phylogenetic determinants In: Lehman, S. M.; Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E. (edts.): The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar: biology, behavior and conservation biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae. Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, Band 73; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, 174-194 ISBN 9781107075597

Kessler, S.E.; Radespiel, U.; Nash, L.T.; Zimmermann, E. (2016): Modeling the origins of primate sociality: Social flexibility and kinship in mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) In: Lehman, S.M.; Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E. (edts.): The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar: Biology, Behavior and Conservation Biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae. Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, Band 73; Cambridge U.K: Cambridge University Press, 2016, 422-445 ISBN 9781107075597


2015


Snowdon, C. T., Zimmermann, E., Altenmüller, E. (2015): Music evolution and neuroscience In: Altenmüller, E.: Music, Neurology, and Neuroscience: Evolution, the Musical Brain, Medical Conditions, and Therapies. Progress in Brain Research, Band 217; Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015, 17-34 ISBN 978-0-444-63551-8

Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U.: Primate Life Histories In: Henke, W.; Tattersall, I. (edts.): Handbook of Paleoanthropology; 2nd edition, Berlin: Springer, 2015, 1527-1592 ISBN 978-3-642-39980-0

 

2013

Altenmüller, E.; Schmidt, S.; Zimmermann, E. (2013): A cross-taxa concept of emotion in acoustic communication: an ethological perspective In: Altenmüller, E.; Schmidt, S.; Zimmermann, E. (edts.): Evolution of Emotional Communication: from Sounds in Nonhuman Mammals to Speech and Music in Man. Series in affective science; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 339-355 ISBN 978-0-19-958356-0

Altenmüller, E.; Schmidt, S.; Zimmermann, E. (2013): Evolution of emotional communication: An introduction In: Altenmüller, E.; Schmidt, S.; Zimmermann, E. (edts.): Evolution of Emotional Communication: from Sounds in Nonhuman Mammals to Speech and Music in Man. Series in affective science; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, ix-xiv ISBN 978-0-19-958356-0

Nash, L.T.; Zimmermann, E.; Butynski, T.M. (2013): Galago senegalensis Northern Lesser Galago (Senegal Lesser Galago, Senegal Lesser Bushbaby) In: Butynski, T.; Kingdon, J.; Kalina, J. (edts.): Primates. Mammals of Africa, Band 2; London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013, 425-429 ISBN 978-1-4081-2252-5

Zimmermann, E. (2013): Primate serenades: call variation, species diversity and adaptation in nocturnal strepsirhines In: Masters, J.; Gamba, M.; Génin, F. (edts.): Leaping ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology; New York: Springer, 2013, 287-295 ISBN 978-1-4614-4511-1

Zimmermann, E.; Leliveld, L.; Schehka, S. (2013): Toward the evolutionary roots of affective prosody in human acoustic communication: a comparative approach to mammalian voices In: Altenmüller, E.; Schmidt, S.; Zimmermann, E. (edts.): Evolution of Emotional Communication: from Sounds in Nonhuman Mammals to Speech and Music in Man. Series in affective science; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 116-132 ISBN 978-0-19-958356-0

 2010

Joly-Radko, M.; Zimmermann, E. (2010): Seasonality in gum and honeydew feeding in gray mouse lemurs In: Burrows, A. (edts.): The evolution of exudativory in primates; 1st edition, New York: Springer, 2010, 141-153
ISBN 1441966609

Zimmermann, E. (2010): Vocal expression of emotion in a nocturnal prosimian primate group, mouse lemurs In: Brudzynski, S.: Handbook of mammalian vocalization: an integrative neuroscience approach; 1st edition, London: Academic, 2010, 215-225 ISBN 0123745934

2007

 

Scheumann, M.; Rabesandratana, A.; Zimmermann, E. (2007): Predation, communication and cognition in lemurs
In: Gursky, S. L. (edt.): Primate anti-predator strategies; New York: Springer, 2007, 100-126 ISBN 0387348077

Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2007): Primate life histories In: Henke, W.; Tattersall, I.: Primate Evolution and Human Origins. Handbook of Paleoanthropology, Band 2; Berlin: Springer, 2007, 1163-1205 ISBN 3540324704

 

2006

Olivieri, G.; Radespiel, U.; Randrianambinina, R.; Rasoloharijaona, S.; Andrianarivo, C.; Rakotondravony, D.; Rakotosamimanana, B.; Ramilijaona, O.; Raminosoa, N.; Zimmermann, E. (2006): Biodiversité et évolution des lémuriens nocturnes: un programme de collaboration germano-malgache In: Schwitzer, C. (edt.): Proceedings of the German-Malagasy Research Cooperation in Life and Earth Sciences; Berlin: Concept Verlag, 2006, 113-125
ISBN 3-00-018520-8

 

2001

Zimmermann, E. (2001): Dialects in lemurs In: Macdonald D. (edt.): The New Encyclopaedia of Mammals; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001, 319

Schmelting, B.; Ehresmann, P.; Lutermann, H.; Radrianambinina, B.; Zimmermann, E. (2001): Reproduction of two sympatric mouse lemur species (Microcebus murinus and M. ravelobensis) in north-west Madagascar: First results of a long term study In: Lourenço, W.R.; Goodman, S.M. (edts.): Diversity and Endemism in Madagascar; Paris: Mémoire de la Sociéte de Biogéographie, 2000, 165-175

 

1995

Zimmermann, E. (1995): Acoustic communication in nocturnal prosimians In: Alterman, L.; Doyle, G.A.; Izard, M.K. (edts.): Creatures of the Dark. The nocturnal Prosimians.; New York: Springer US, 1995, 311-330 ISBN 978-1-4419-3250-1

Zimmermann, E. (1995): Loud calls in nocturnal prosimians: Structure, evolution and ontogeny In: Zimmermann, E.; Newman, J.D.; Jürgens, U. (edts.): Current Topics in Primate Vocal Communication; New York: Springer US, 1995, 47-72 ISBN 978-1-4757-9932-3

1992

Binz, H.; Zimmermann, E.; Rahmann, H. (1992): Development of sound representation in the auditory cortex of tree shrews (Tupaia belangeri): A [14C]-2DG study. In: Gonzales-Lima, F.; Finkenstaedt, T.; Scheich, H. (edts.): NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Advances in metabolic mapping techniques for brain imaging of behavioral and learning functions; Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publisher, 1992, 281-297 ISBN 978-0-7923-1947-4

Zimmermann, E. (1992): Vocal communication by nonhuman primates In: Jones, S.; Martin, R.D.; Pilbeam, D. (edts.): The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992, 124-127

 

1990

Zimmermann, E. (1990): Behavioral signals and reproduction modes in poison-dart frogs (Dendrobatidae) In: Hanke, W. (edts.): Progress in Zoology. Physiology and Biology of Amphibians, Band 38; Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1990, 61-75

Editorial board

    • Primate Biology (since 2014)
    • PLoS One (since 2014)
    • Peer Journal (since 2014)
    • Interaction studies (since 2004)
    • Zoology - Analysis of Complex Systems (1993 – 1999)


       

      Awards & grants

      • Research grant from European Community‘s 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 278486: DEVELAGE: genomic, morphological and behavioral evaluation of the mouse lemur, an emerging new primate model for brain aging research (in collaboration with J.-M. Verdier): since 2012
      • Research grant MWK NS (PhD Programm ‘Hearing’): 2009 –2012
      • Small research grants from private donors: since 2008
      • Research grant by BIOPAT e.V.: 2008
      • Research grant from EU (Marie-Curie Actions) : 2006 – 2009
      • Research grants from Volkswagen Foundation: 2003 – 2008 (projects I/72 968, I/76 828)
      • Scientific exchange grants by the DAAD, including PROCOPE : since 1997
      • Heisenberg fellow of the DFG: 1992-1996
      • Research grants from DFG: since 1984 (previous projects ZI 345/15, ZI 345/16)
      • Fellow of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes: 1983-1985

      Review for

      Funding Agencies

       

       

      National Science Foundation (USA), National Institute of Health (NIH, USA), The Leakey Foundation (USA), Claude Leon Foundation (SA), South African National Science Foundation,  Belgian National Science Foundation; Polish National Science Foundation, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Deutsche Herzstiftung, German Research Foundation (DFG), Volkswagen-Stiftung, Leopoldina, Society for Technical Cooperation (GTZ and ATSAF), International Union for the Conservation of Nature, German Academic Exchange Council (DAAD), Schweizerischer Nationalfond zur Förderung von Wissenschaften (SNF), Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Cusanus Werk, Studienwerk Villigst, Bundesamt für Naturschutz

       

      Professional journals

       

       

      Animal Behaviour, American Journal of Primatology,  American Journal of Mammalogy, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Biology Letters, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Behaviour, Current Anthropology, Current Biology, Ethology, Folia primatologia, Functional Ecology, International Journal of Primatology, Journal of the Acoustic Society of America, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Musicae Scientia, Nature Communication, Naturwissenschaften, Oecologia, PlosOne, Primates, Proceedings of the Royal Society B,  Scientific Report, Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Flora, Salamandra,  Tierärztliche Wochenschrift,  Zoologischer Anzeiger, Zoologische Reihe (Mitt. Mus. Naturk. Berlin)

      Organizer/Co-organizer of the following workshops, symposia or conferences

      2013

       

      International Prosimian Congress, Ranomafana, Madagascar, Symposium: “Prosimian Voices- Adaptation and Diversity“ with Claudia Fichtel (DPZ, Göttingen)

       

      2010

       

      International Symposium „Evolution of emotional communication 2: from
      animal sounds to speech and music in man” with Eckart Altenmüller (HMTH), April, Reisensburg


      XVII Congress of the International Primatological Society, September, Kyoto, Japan, Symposium: “Evolution of lateralization in primates: current insights from prosimians to humans” with Cathérine Blois-Heulin (CNRS, Rennes)
          
      2009

       

      Organization of the XI. Meeting of the Society for Primatology, Hannover, TiHo together with Prof. Dr. Radespiel, Dr. Marine Joly, Lisette Leliveld, PhD and Dr. Marina Scheumann

      2007

       

      International Symposium „Evolution of emotional communication 1: from
      animal sounds to speech and music in man” with Sabine Schmidt (TiHo) and  Eckart Altenmüller (HMTH), September, Hannover


      Symposium “Ecological and behavioral plasticity in prosimians” with Ute Radespiel (TiHo), July, International Conference on the Prosimii, Ithala, South Africa

      2005

       

      Satellite-Symposium; “ Acoustics of emotions in nonhuman mammals and man“ with Sabine Schmidt (TiHo) and Eckart Altenmüller (HMTH), 6thMeeting of the German Neuroscience Society, February, Göttingen

      2003

       

      International Ethological Conference, August, Florianopolis, Brazil, “Acoustic communication of emotions in nonhuman mammals and man“ with Sabine Schmidt (TiHo) and Eckart Altenmüller (HMTH)

      1998

       

      XVII Congress of the International Primatological Society, August, Antananarivo, Madagascar, ”Species diversity and speciation in strepsirhine primates” (with Judith Masters, University of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa), preparation of a special volume for the International Journal of Primatology.

      1996


      International Senckenberg Conference: Global Biodiversity Research in Europe, December, Frankfurt , D, ”Bioacoustics as a tool in taxonomy, systematics and the assessment of biodiversity” (with Gustav Peters, Musuem Alexander König, Bonn)

      1992


      XIV Congress of the International Primatological Society, August,  
      Strasbourg, F, ”Current Topics in Vocal Communication” (with Uwe Jürgens, DPZ Göttingen, and John Newman, NICHD, Pollesville, USA), see in publication list

      Services

      Since 2016 Scientific board, E.P.H.E., Section des Sciences, de la Vie et de laTerre, Sorbonne, Paris

       

      2015 - 2017 Senator, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover

       

      2004 - 2016 Board of directors of the Center for Systems Neuroscience, Hannover

       

      2003 - 2012 Spokeswoman for the DFG Research Unit (FOR 499): Acoustic communication of emotions in nonhuman mammals and man (For499)

       

      1997 - 2005 Board of the DFG Graduiertenkolleg “Perspectives of Primatology” (GK 289)

       

      1998 - 2006 Advisory board of the German Primate Center (DPZ)


      1998 - 2001 President of the Society for Primatology (GfP)

       

      1994 - 2000 member of the Board of Directors of the IUCN-DAPTF

       

      Membership in professional societies

      • 1994 Verband Deutscher Biologen
      • 1993 Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
      • 1992 Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte
      • 1991 American Association for the Advancement of Science
      • 1989 Gesellschaft für Primatologie, (Society for Primatology)
      • 1988 International Primatological Society
      • 1988 Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, (Society for Tropical Ecology)
      • 1983 Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft, (German Zoological Society)
      • 1980 Ethologische Gesellschaft, (Ethological Society)
      • 1978 Association for the Study of Animal Behavior
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