Ammie K. Kalan



My research interest lies in the evolutionary origins and socio-ecological drivers of primate behavioural flexibility and diversity. I use a variety of interdisciplinary methods in the field to study wild populations. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, investigating chimpanzee culture and communication.This work is conducted as part of the Pan African Project: The Cultured Chimpanzee. During my doctoral thesis on wild chimpanzee vocal communication, I also developed a passive acoustic monitoring system for primates living in a tropical forest. I continue to be interested in bridging the gap between behavioural research and applied conservation and continue to use non-invasive monitoring as well as developing automated methods for data processing and analyses.


Contact Information

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6

04103 Leipzig, Germany

Email: ammie_kalan@eva.mpg.de
Tel: +49-341-3550-205
Twitter: @ammiekalan