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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 Co-director/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"
  • Maureen McCarthy: Postdoc "chimpanzee socio-demography across populations”
  • Paolo Gratton: Postdoc "PanAfrican: Chimpanzee genetics and genomics"
  • Chris Barratt: Postdoc "Dynamic aspects of chimpanzee diversification using paleoclimate and genomic data”

 

Administrative Staff and Research Assistants:

  • Amelie Pettrich - Research assistant
  • Antonio Buzharevski - Research Assistant
  • Claudia Herf: Project Administrator
  • Eva Martinez Garcia - Research Assistant
  • Ivana Kirchmair - Research Assistant
  • Sebastian Schütte - Research Assistant

 

Chimp&See science team and moderators (past and present):

Mimi Arandjelovic, Paula Dieguez, Maureen McCarthyVittoria Estienne, Amelie Pettrich, Antonio Buzharevski, Adeelia Goffe, Ammie Kalan, Jack LesterAlex Mielke, Ingo Schmidinger, Nuria Maldonado, Erin Wessling, 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)
  • Alan Riedel: Genetics Lab Assistant
  • 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
  • Anthony Agbor: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Gashaka, Nigeria (2012-2013), Bakoun, Guinea (2014-2015), Sobory, Guinea (2015-2017)
  • Bradley Larson: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Ngiri, DRC (2015), Bateke, Gabon (2016) and Outamba-Kilimi, Sierra Leone (2017-2018)
  • Charlotte Coupland: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site Bafing, Mali
  • Donatienne Barubiyo: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Rubi Tele, DRC
  • Elleni Vendras: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Bia Goaso, Ghana (2015)
  • 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 Ayuk Ayimisin: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Korup, Cameroon (2014), Rubi Tele, DRC (2015-2016) and Mts de Cristal (2016-2017)
  • Emmanuel Dilambaka: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Conkouati, R-Congo (2014-2015)
  • Eva Martinez: Video Coding Assistant
  • Fabian Hass: Material Tool Culture Assistant
  • 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, Boudiale-Odienne, Ivory Coast survey & research assistant
  • 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
  • Joana Pereira - Video Coding Assistant
  • 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
  • Katharina Madl: Genetics Lab Assistant
  • Katherine Corogenes: Site manager for Pan African collaborative research site at Budongo, Uganda
  • Katja Beckhardt: Project Administrator
  • Kyle Yurkiw: Site manager for Pan African Programme temporary research site at Loma Mountains, Sierra Leone (2015-2016) and Outamba-Kilimim Sierra Leone (2016-2017)
  • 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
  • Linda Gerlach: Video Coding Assistant
  • Louwtje du Toit: Database manager and developer
  • 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
  • Magloire Kambale Vyalengerera - fecal collection survey team leader at Bili, DR-Congo (2017)
  • Markus Fischer: Phenology Assistant
  • 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)
  • Noemie Linsig - Research Assistant
  • Nuria Maldonado: Camera trap video archivist for Sangaredi, Guinea, Assistant data manager
  • 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
  • Sadie Tenpas: Student Assistant
  • 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
  • Alexandra Muellner-Riehl - University of 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
  • Kristin Havercamp - MSc project (a multi-site comparison of female chimpanzee gregariousness from camera trap video analysis) supervisor: Volker Sommer, University College London
  • Linda Vigilant - MPI-EVA, Department of Primatology, Leipzig, Germany
  • Livia Wittiger - Pan African Workshop Guest Lecturer
  • Luke Hunter & Philip Henschel - Panthera, U.S.A.
  • Noah Fierer - University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  • Peter Bull - Driven Data, California, USA
  • Richard McElreath and Mary Brooke McElreath - MPI-EVA, Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture, Leipzig, Germany
  • Rob Dunn - North Carolina State University, USA
  • Tomas Marques-Bonet - Institut Biologia Evolutiva (Universitat Pompeu Fabra/CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

 

Collaborating Organizations: 

  • Ministere de la Recherche Scientifique et de l'Innovation, Cameroon
  • Ministere des Forets et de la Faune, Cameroon
  • Ministere des Eaux et Forets, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature, DR-Congo
  • Ministere de la Recherche Scientifique, DR-Congo
  • Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux, Gabon
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CENAREST), Gabon
  • Société Equatoriale d’Exploitation Forestière (SEEF), Gabon
  • Forestry Commission, Ghana
  • Ministere de l'Agriculture de l'Elevage et des Eaux et Forets, Guinea
  • Instituto da Biodiversidade e das Áreas Protegidas (IBAP)
  • Ministro da Agricultura e Desenvolvimento Rural, Guinea-Bissau
  • Forestry Development Authority, Liberia
  • Ministre de l'Environnement et de l'Assainissement et du Developpement Durable du Mali
  • Eaux et Forets, Mali
  • National Park Service, Nigeria
  • Conservation Society of Mbe Mountains (CAMM), Nigeria
  • Ministere de l’Economie Forestiere, R-Congo
  • Ministere de le Recherche Scientifique et Technologique, R-Congo
  • Ministry of Education, Rwanda
  • Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda
  • Direction des Eaux, Forêts et Chasses, Senegal
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Sierra Leone
  • Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology, Tanzania
  • Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Tanzania
  • Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), Uganda
  • Uganda Wildlife Authority, Uganda
  • Makerere University Biological Field Station (MUBFS), Uganda
  • National Protected area Authority, Sierra Leone

 

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