Main Research Interests
Evolution of Social Relationships
October 2018 – Present. PhD student. Behavioural Ecology, University of Göttingen.
- Ph.D. program Behaviour and Cognition (BeCog)
- DFG Research Training Group (RTG 2070) on Understanding Social Relationships
March – September. 2018. Primate Field Research Assistant, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust, Malawi
- Lead the Samango Monkey Research Project, collecting data in multiple study sites.
January – April 2017. Volunteer, Carnivore Research Malawi, Malawi
- Collected data on carnivores, primarily the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
2014 – 2015. MRes in Biodiversity, Evolution & Conservation, University College London
- Project 1: Examining correlates of vulnerability to climate change in the world’s mammals.
- Project 2: The roles of the environment, host and ranavirus on the microbiome of the amphibian skin.
2010 – 2014. BSc (Hons) Zoology with Industrial Experience, University of Manchester
- Project 1: The effect of personality on the welfare of Hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas)
- Project 2: Investigating the repeatability of jumping mechanics in the Californian quail (Callipepla californica)
- Trede F*, Kil N*, Stranks J*, Connell A, Fischer J, Ostner J, Schülke O, Zinner D & Roos C (2021) A refined panel of 42 microsatellite loci to universally genotype catarrhine primates. Ecology and Evolution 11, 498-505 *joint first authorship
- Stranks, J (2019) Ontogenetic changes in social relationship patterns and social buffering of the stress response in juvenile male Assamese macaques. 16th Conference of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie (GfP), Göttingen (Poster)
- Stranks, J (2019) Physiological correlates of dynamics in affiliation, dominance rank and group membership in dispersing male Assamese macaques at Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary. 40th Thai Wildlife Symposium, Bangkok (Poster)