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Charlotte Defolie

Doctoral Student

Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology

+49 551 3851-470


Kellnerweg 4
37077 Göttingen

  • Sociobiology
  • Evolution of sociality and cognition
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
  • PhD. position at the Department of Sociobiology and Anthropology, University of Göttingen, Germany, (2014 - present).
    PhD Project: “A healthy social life? Sociality, stress and indicators of health in wild redfronted lemurs (Eulemur rufifrons)” 
  • Field team leader. Kudat, Malaysia, (2014)
    "Monkeybar project: exploring malaria transmission between wild macaques and humans. Influence of macaque behaviour, density and distribution. Influence of agriculture and forest type."
  • Field Assistant. Palenque, Mexico, (2012)
    "Social and genetic factors mediating individual participation in howling bouts and group defense in black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra)."
  • Msc. Degree in Animal behaviour, University of Paris 13, France, (2012).
    Thesis: “Hand preference in object manipulation and gestural communication in Tufted capuchins (Cebus apella). Effects of the experimenter attentional state on gestural communication."
  • Msc. Degree in Animal behaviour, University of Rennes 1, France, (2011).
    Thesis: "Effects of physical and social environment novelty on a group of captives bonobos (Pan paniscus). Search for vocal signature by sex, kinship and hierarchy."
  • Bachelor degree in Neurosciences, University Aix-Marseille 1, France, (2010).
Defolie C, Malassis R, Serre M, Meunier H (i2015) Tufted capuchins (Cebus apella) adapt their behaviour in response to human’s attentional states. Animal cognition18: 747. doi:10.1007/s10071-015-0841-9
Meunier H, Fagard J, Fizet J, Canteloup C, Defolie C, Vauclair J (2013) Baboons, macaques, capuchins and Human infants show the same patterns of hand preference in gestural communication. Developmental Psychobiology 55(6): 662-671.
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