Behavioral Ecology

Nadine Müller


  • 2010: B. Sc. in Biomedical Science, Philipps-University Marburg, Focus on Neurobiology
  • 2010 – until 2013: Master Program Developmental, Neural and Behavioural Biology, Georg-August University Göttingen. Topic Master Thesis: Influence of MHC-II on mate choice in wild Assamese macaques
  • Jan 2013 – until Jun 2013: Research assistant, Department Behavioral Ecology
  • Oct 2013 – until May 2014: Research assistant, Department Behavioral Ecology
  • Jun 2014 - present: Ph.D. Study, Department Behavioral Ecology, Georg-August University Göttingen. Topic: Costs and benefits of sociality in semi free ranging Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus)

Research interests:

  • Hormones and social behaviour/social relationships
  • Mate choice
  • Personality
  • Animal cognition
  • Neuro-endocrine-behavioural inter-relations

Field experience (during Master program):

  • Practical course: Social integration of old and young adult female Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) at Affenberg Salem – a comparison
    Affenberg Salem, June 2011
  • Practical course: Time budgets and scent marking in wild saddle-back tamarins; Eastern Peru, September/October 2011
  • Lab rotation: Heterosexual friendships in free ranging Barbary macaques; Morocco, November/December 2011