Completed theses


  • Svenja Braig (BA, 2021): Broad review of the bark-stripping literature on large mammals and development of a research design to investigate bark-stripping by Nubian giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) in Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda.
  • Julian Kretschmer (BA, 2021): Variation in sexual size dimorphism in Macaca ssp: a comparative analysis.
  • Maggie Slowinska (BA, 2021): Thermoimaging of emotions in Barbary macaques.
  • Sonia Touitou (Phd, 2021): Energetics of reproductive strategies in wild Assamese macaques.
  • Pearl Amber Lee Väth (BA, 2021): The link between social relationships, physiological stress and aging in primates and other mammals.
  • Maren Grabe (BA, 2021): Primates behaviour and the gut microbiome.
  • Daria Witte (BA, 2021): Non-invasive Biomarkers for Measuring Energetics in Primates.
  • Cherine Chantal Jantzen (BA, 2020): Biological market effects in grooming behavior of immature male rhesus macaques.
  • Delphine De Moor (Phd, 2020): Genetic basis of cooperation and affiliation in Assamese macaques.
  • Fabian Nummert (MSc, 2020): Effects of prenatal maternal stress on growth and life-history in a slowly developing mammal.
  • Carina Bruchmann (BA, 2019): Strategisches Stören affiliativer lnteraktionen Anderer bei Rhesusaffen.
  • Natalie Dumdey (BA, 2019): Selektive soziale Aufmerksamkeit für affiliative und agonistische Interaktionen Anderer bei Rhesusaffen.
  • Ilka Schott (BA, 2019): Der Einfluss juveniler Tiere auf das soziale Netzwerk von Rhesusaffen (Macaca mulatta).
  • Johanna Gaudeck (BA, 2019): Einfluss des Verwandschaftsgrad auf die Bindungsstärke und Aggressionsverhalten bei Rhesusaffen (Macaca mulatta).
  • Diana Elisabeth Koch (MSc, 2019): Non-invasive assessment of physical aging factors in captive rhesus macaques.
  • Alan Rincon (Phd, 2019): The dual role of oxytocin in bonding and aggression in Barbary macaques.
  • Anik Brandenburg (BA, 2018): Zum Zusammenhang von sozialer Fellpflege und individuellem Komfortverhalten bei Rhesusaffen (Macaca mulatta).
  • Jana Wilken (BA, 2018): Emotional contagion in the context of allogrooming in Rhesus macaques, Macaca mulatta.
  • Nadine Müller (Phd, 2018): The costs and benefits of sociality in Barbary macaques.
  • Niina Nurmi (Phd, 2018): The tolerant chimpanzee - quantifying costs and benefits of sociality in wild female bonobos (Pan paniscus).
  • Daria Gutleb (Phd, 2018): Integrating behavior, hormones and genes associated with the primate HPA axis.
  • Luisa Hofberge (MSc, 2017): Developmental changes in food tolerance in wolves and dogs.
  • Dennis Feyerabend (MSc, 2017): Do challenge mediated changes in testosterone alter the perception of male rivals?
  • Barbora Kuběnová (Phd, 2017): Infant handling in male Barbary macaques.
  • Elisa Hillmer (BA, 2017): Stabilität der Sozialbeziehungen von weiblichen Rhesusafften über ein Jahr.
  • Lynne Werner (Msc, 2017): Social influences on seed dispersal in wild Assamese macaques.
  • Biance Kögl (MSc, 2017): Thermoimaging of emotions in Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus).
  • Josefine Kalbitz (PhD, 2016): Male social relationships among wild Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis).
  • Christine Haunhorst (PhD, 2016): Evolutionary origin of the human pair-bond -- the adaptive significance of male-female relationships in wild Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis) in Thailand.
  • Fabian Nummert (BA, 2016): Visual attention to human facial masculinity among Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).
  • Zemarai Sharifi (BA, 2016): Selektive Aufmerksamkeit im sozialen Kontext beim Rhesusaffen.
  • Nassim Salimi (BA, 2016): Können Menschen den Rang männlicher Assam Makaken (Macaca assamensis) anhand des Gesichts erkennen?
  • Bernardo Arroyo Garcia (BA, 2016): Yawning and scratching among Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).
  • Andreas Berghänel (Phd, 2016): Immature development in wild Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis).
  • Eva Maria Rathke (MSc, 2015): Age related patterns and loyalty in male-male coalition formation in Barbary macaques at Affenberg Salem.
  • Maren Deutschkämer (BA, 2015): Social bonding among rhesus macaques.
  • Farhan Abedin (BA, 2015): Proactive and reactive aggression in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).
  • Claudia Bischoff (BA, 2015): Nahrungskonkurrenz by Rhesus Affen: wie soziale Bindungen und die Rangordnung den Zugang zu Nahrung regeln.
  • Navina Lilie (Msc, 2015): Dynamics of parasite transmission through the social network of Barbary macaques at Affenberg Salem.
  • Zina Morback (MSc, 2015): Gastro-intestinal parasite presence in Barbary macaques at Affenberg Salem.
  • Sarah Wibbeke (MSc, 2015): Assessing personality in rhesus macaques.
  • Nicole Paschek (MSc, 2015): Subtypes of aggression and their relation to anxiety in Barbary macaques at Affenberg Salem.
  • Christine Wittge (MSc, 2014): Female social relationships in wild Barbary macaques.
  • Christin Minge (MSc, 2014): Dynamics and benefits of preferential male-immature associations in a promiscuous primate.
  • Sally MacDonald (PhD, 2014): The structure and function of female social relationships in wild Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis).
  • Marlies Heesen (PhD, 2014): Feeding competition in female Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis).
  • Christin Richter (PhD, 2014): Within and between group feeding competition in Siberut macaques and Assamese macaques.
  • Christopher Young (PhD, 2013): Cooperation and competition in wild male Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) in Morocco
  • Manakorn Sukmak (PhD, 2013): Paternity, population genetics and viral disease surveillance of wild Eastern Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis assamensis) at Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary (PKWS), Thailand
  • Nadine Müller (MSc, 2013): Analysis of wild Assamese macaque MHC-DRB and its role in mate choice
  • Marieke Wübker (BA, 2013): The effect of hormonal changes on female mating competition in captive rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)
  • Lisa Wenzel (BA, 2013): Sex differences in toy preferences in Barbary macaques
  • Friederike Hillemann (BA, 2012): Reconciliation in wild Barbary macaques
  • Sabine Hähndel (Diploma, 2012): Testing the Priority of Access Model in wild Barbary macaques
  • Svenja Wenzel (BA, 2012): Influence of kinship, age and dominance rank on social structure of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
  • Sandra Granzow (BA, 2012): Social network analyis in rhesus macaques
  • Anne Seltmann (MSc, 2012): Group movements and decision making in Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) in the Middle Atlas, Morocco
  • Nicole Szyszke (BA, 2011): Sex-specific toy preferences in Barbary macaques
  • Ines Fürtbauer (PhD, 2011): The socioendocrinology of female reproductive strategies in wild Assamese macaques
  • Pierre Gras (MSc, 2010): Aspects of feeding competition in wild Siberut macaques (Macaca siberu)
  • Julia Joswig (BA, 2010): Cooperation in free-ranging Barbary macaques
  • Andreas Berghänel (Diploma, 2009): The socioecological basis and physiological correlated of social relationships among male Barbary macaques
  • Uta Schröder (Diploma, 2009): Social relationships in male Barbary macaques