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Team & Collaborators
   The PanAf team holding chimpanzee tools from Tai National Park, Cote d'Ivoire. (from left to right): Prof. Dr. Christophe Boesch, Dr. Vicky Oelze, Dr. Mimi Arandjelovic, Claudia Nebel & Dr. Hjalmar Kühl


Scientific Staff:

  • Christophe Boesch: Project Co-director/Senior Scientist
  • Hjalmar Kühl: Project Co-director/Senior Scientist
  • Mimi Arandjelovic: Project Manager/Junior Scientist
  • Gaelle Bocksberger: Postdoc "Ecological boundaries of chimpanzee ranges"
  • Paula Dieguez: Data manager/Research Assistant
  • Ammie Kalan: Postdoc "chimpanzee behavioural variation and biomonitoring"
  • Jack Lester: PhD candidate "population and conservation genetics of wild chimpanzees"
  • Nuria Maldonado: Assistant data manager
  • Maureen McCarthy: Postdoc "chimpanzee socio-demography across populations”
  • Mary Brooke McElreath: Research Scientist "patterns and predictors of cultural/behavioral variation in chimpanzees"
  • Louwtje du Toit: Database manager and developer

 

Administrative Staff and Student Assistants:

  • Claudia Nebel: Project Administrator
  • Markus Fischer - Phenology Assistant
  • Linda Gerlach - Video Coding Assistant
  • Fabian Hass - Material Tool Culture Assistant
  • Katharina Madl - Genetics Lab Assistant
  • Eva Martinez - Video Coding Assistant
  • Joana Pereira - Video Coding Assistant
  • Alan Riedel - Genetics Lab Assistant

 

Current Site Managers:

  • Anthony Agbor: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Gashaka, Nigeria (2012-2013), Bakoun, Guinea (2014-2015), Sobory, Guinea (2015-present)
  • Bradley Larson: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Ngiri, DRC (2015), Bateke, Gabon (2016) and Outamba-Kilimi, Sierra Leone (2017-present)
  • Emmanuel Ayuk Ayimisin: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Korup, Cameroon (2014), Rubi Tele, DRC (2015-2016) and Mts de Cristal (2016-present)
  • Kyle Yurkiw: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Loma Mountains, Sierra Leone (2015-2016) and Outamba-Kilimim Sierra Leone (2016-present)

 

Chimp&See Science Moderators Chimp&See Science Team        Chimp&See Citizen Scientist Moderators
   
  • Briana Harder
  • Anja Landsmann
  • Laura K. Lynn 
  • Zuzana Macháčková
  • Heidi Pfund
  • Kristeena Sigler
  • Jane Widness

 

Former Staff:

  • Abel Nzeheke: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Goualougo, R-Congo
  • Adam Welsh:  Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Bia Goaso, Ghana (2015)
  • Alexander Tickle: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Comoe (GEPRENAF), Ivory Coast
  • Amelia Meier: Site manager for Pan African temporary research sites in Azagny and Djouroutou, Ivory Coast (2012-2013) and Conkouati (2014)
  • Anne-Celine Gragnon: technical help and former site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Loango, Gabon
  • Charlotte Coupland: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site Bafing, Mali
  • Donatienne Baruyibo: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Rubi Tele, DRC
  • Emily Neil:  Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Mts de Cristal, Gabon
  • Emma Baily: Site manager for Pan African temporary research site at Mbe, Nigeria
  • Emmanuel Dilambaka: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Conkouati, R-Congo (2014-2015)
  • Elleni Vendras: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Bia Goaso, Ghana (2015)
  • Felix Mulindahabi: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Nyungwe, Rwanda (2014-2015)
  • Floris Aubert: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Sangaredi, Guinea
  • Giovanna Maretti: Site manager for Pan African Programme collaborative research site at Campo Ma’an, Cameroon (2014-2015)
  • Gita Chelluri, Site manager for Pan African temporary research site at Ngiri, DRC
  • Gregory Brazzola: Site manager for Pan African temporary research site at Foutah-Jalon, Guinea
  • Heather Cohen: Site manager for Pan African temporary research site at Mt. Sangbé, Ivory Coast
  • Henk Eshuis: Site manager for Pan African temporary research site at Kayan, Senergal
  • Ivonne Kienast: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Bateke, Gabon
  • Jacob Willie: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at La Belgique, Cameroon
  • Jessica Junker: PhD student - Liberia Nation-wide survey
  • Jodie Preece:  Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Mt. Sangbé, Ivory Coast
  • Joost van Schijndel: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Boe, Guinea Bissau
  • Karsten Dierks: Site manager for Pan African temporary research site at Bili, DR-Congo
  • Katherine Corogenes: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Budongo, Uganda
  • Katja Beckhardt: Project Administrator
  • Kevin Lee: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Bwindi, Uganda
  • Laura Kehoe: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Sangaredi, Guinea
  • Juan Lapuente: Site manager for Pan African temporary research sites in Tai and Djouroutou, Ivory Coast
  • Lucy Jayne Ormsby: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Korup, Cameroon
  • Luz Calia Miramontes Sequeiros: Site manager for Pan African temporary research site at Mt. Sangbé, Ivory Coast
  • Mattia Bessone: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Kabogo, DRC (2014) and Conkouati, R-Congo (2015)
  • Mbangi Kambere: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Rubi Tele, DRC
  • Michael Kaiser: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Outamba-Kilimi, Sierra Leone
  • Mizuki Murai: Equatorial Guinea Nation-wide survey and Pan African Project coordinator
  • Mohamed Kambi: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Ugalla, Tanzania (2014)
  • Nuria Maldonado: Camera trap video archivist for Sangaredi, Guinea
  • Parag Kadam, Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Ugalla, Tanzania
  • Paula Dieguez: Site manager for Pan African temporary research site in Rubi-Tele, DR-Congo
  • Rumen Fernandez: Site manager for Pan African temporary research site in Rubi-Tele, DR-Congo
  • Samuel Angedakin: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Ngogo, Uganda
  • Sergio Marrocoli: Site manager for Pan African temporary research site in Grebo, Liberia
  • Silke Atmaca: Research Assistant
  • Sonia Nicholl: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at La Belgique, Cameroon
  • Sorrel Jones: Site manager for Pan African temporary research site in East Nimba Nature Reserve, Liberia
  • Tanyi Julius Mbi: Site manager for Pan African temporary research site in Ebo, Cameroon (2015)
  • Theophile Desarmeaux: Site manager for Pan African Programme collaborative research site at Lope, Gabon (2014-2015)
  • Valentine Ebua Buh: Site manager for Pan African temporary research site in Ebo, Cameroon
  • Veerle Hermans: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at La Belgique, Cameroon
  • Vera Leinert: Site manager for Pan African temporary research site at Sapo, Liberia
  • Viktoria Oelze: Postdoc "stable isotope analysis"
  • Villard Ebot Egbe: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Bafing, Mali
  • Wenwen Diao: Data manager for ecological analysis
  • Yasmin Möbius: Pan African Project coordinator
  • Yisa Ginath: Site manager for Pan African temporary research site at Mt. Cameroon, Cameroon

 

Collaborators:

 

  • Aida Andres & Matthias Meyer - MPI-EVA, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Leipzig, Germany
  • Caspar Schöning - Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Fabian Leendertz’s Epidemiology of Highly Pathogenic Microorganisms group - Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
  • Giulia Sirriani - Pan African Workshop Guest Lecturer
  • Heinz Gerhäuser - Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Erlangen, Germany
  • Helene De Nys - Pan African Workshop Guest Lecturer
  • Jean-Jaques Hublin & Michael Richards - MPI-EVA, Department of Human Evolution, Leipzig, Germany
  • Jessica Junker - Pan African Workshop Guest Lecturer
  • Karlheinz Brandenburg - Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT, Ilmenau, Germany
  • Karline Janmaat - Pan African Workshop Guest Lecturer
  • Linda Vigilant - MPI-EVA, Department of Primatology, Leipzig, Germany
  • Livia Wittiger - Pan African Workshop Guest Lecturer
  • Luke Hunter & Philip Henschel - Panthera, U.S.A.
  • Tomas Marques-Bonet - Institut Biologia Evolutiva (Universitat Pompeu Fabra/CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

 

Collaborating Organizations: 

  • Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux, Gabon
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CENAREST), Gabon
  • Direction des Eaux, Forêts et Chasses, Senegal
  • Forestry Development Authority, Liberia
  • Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature, DR-Congo
  • Ministere de l'Agriculture de l'Elevage et des Eaux et Forets, Guinea
  • Ministere de l’Economie Forestiere, R-Congo
  • Ministre de l'Environnement et de l'Assainissement et du Developpement Durable du Mali
  • Ministere de la Recherche Scientifique et de l'Innovation, Cameroon
  • Ministere de la Recherche Scientifique, DR-Congo
  • Ministere de le Recherche Scientifique et Technologique, R-Congo
  • Ministere des Eaux et Forets, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ministere des Forets et de la Faune, Cameroon
  • Ministro da Agricultura e Desenvolvimento Rural, Guinea-Bissau
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Sierra Leone
  • Ministry of Education, Rwanda
  • Nigeria National Park Service, Nigeria
  • Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology, Tanzania
  • Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Tanzania
  • Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), Uganda
  • Ugandan Wildlife Authority, Uganda

 

 

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