Behavioral Ecology

Dr. Christine Haunhorst

Main scientific interests

  • Evolution of Social Relationships
  • Population Ecology
  • Evolution of Social Behavior
  • Biological Conservation



Professional history and field experience

  • Since January 2013: PhD Student, Behavioral Ecology. "The adaptive significance of male-female relationships in wild Assamese macaques, Thailand".
  • July 2011 - July 2012: Field and Research Assistant in PhD project about novelty seeking in wild vervet monkeys, South Africa.
  • July 2010 - March 2011: Diploma thesis; population ecology of the puku antelope in Zambia; University of Würzburg.
  • July - September 2008: Field study on feeding ecology of bats, Barro Colorado Island, Panama.
  • 2008 - 2011: Studies of Biology, University of Würzburg, Germany (Diplom).
  • 2005 - 2008: Studies of Biology, University of Mainz, Germany (Vordiplom).



Publications



Conference contributions

  • Haunhorst C, Schülke O & Ostner J (2016) How female Assamese macaques benefit from opposite-sex social bonds, 11th Ethological Society Meeting (ESM), Göttingen (Presentation)
  • Haunhorst C, Schülke O & Ostner J (2015) Costs of competition for access to males in wild female Assamese macaques, 6th European Federation for Primatology Meeting (EFP), Rome (Poster)
  • Haunhorst C, Schülke O & Ostner J (2015) The nature of male-female relationships in wild Assamese macaques, 14th Conference of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie (GfP), Leipzig (Presentation)
  • Haunhorst C, Schülke O & Ostner J (2014) Male-female bonds in wild Assamese macaques, 25th Meeting of the International Primatological Society (IPS), Hanoi (Poster)
  • Blaszczyk M & Haunhorst C (2012) Social behaviour and foraging ecology of vervet monkeys at Soetdoring Nature Reserve, Free State, Primate Ecology and Genetics Group Meeting (Presentation)