Mia-Lana Lührs

Mia-Lana Lührs , MSc

 

Department of Sociobiology/Anthropology
Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach Institute for Zoology and Anthropology
University of Göttingen
Kellnerweg 6
D - 37077 Göttingen
Germany

Phone: ++49 551 39 7345
Fax:      ++49 551 39 7299

Email: mluehrs(at)gwdg.de

 
 
Curriculum vitae
 

 

  • born 2nd December 1980 in Gehrden
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  • 2000
  • Abitur, Elisabeth Selbert School, Hameln, Germany
     
  • 2000-2001
  • Studies of agricultural biology, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
     
  • 2001-2003
  • Studies of technical biology, University of Stuttgart, Germany
     
  • 2003
  • Intermediate diploma in technical biology, University of Stuttgart, Germany
     
  • 2003-2006
  • Studies of biology, University of Göttingen, Germany
     
  • since 2007
  • PhD studies at the University of Göttingen/ German Primate Center: "Social organization and mating system of the fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)"

     
    Research Experience
     
     
  • 2005
  • Studies on a group of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri b. boliviensis) in Wilhelma Zoo Stuttgart, Germany
     
  • 2005
  • Field course: Evolutionary Ecology of Peru; Advanced Graduate Course in Zoology at the research station in Peru, Department of Sociobiology/Anthropology, Institute for Zoology and Anthropology, University of Göttingen
     
  • 2006
  • Graduate assistant in the Department of Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology at the German Primate Center, Göttingen
     
  • 2006
  •  Field work at the research station of the German Primate Center in Kirindy Forest, Madagascar (Diploma thesis)
     
  • 2007
  • Field work at the research station of the German Primate Center, Göttingen in Kirindy Forest, Madagascar (PhD thesis)
     
  • 2008
  • Field work at the research station of the German Primate Center, Göttingen in Kirindy Forest, Madagascar (PhD thesis)
     
  • 2009
  • Field work at the research station of the German Primate Center, Göttingen in Kirindy Forest, Madagascar (PhD thesis)
     
  • 2010
  • Field work at the research station of the German Primate Center, Göttingen in Kirindy Forest, Madagascar (PhD thesis)
     
    Research Interests
     
    • Behavioural ecology and sociobiology
    • Ecology
    • Conservation
    • Evolution
     
    Projects
     
    • Spatial memory in the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus) (Diploma thesis)
    • Social organisation and mating system of the fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) (PhD thesis) 
     
    Publications
    Lührs M-L, Kappeler PM (in press) Polyandrous mating in treetops: how male competition and female choice interact to determine an unusual carnivore mating system. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology DOI: 10.1007/s00265-014-1701-3.
    Lührs M-L, Dammhahn M, Kappeler PM (2013) Strength in numbers: males in a carnivore grow bigger when they associate and hunt cooperatively. Behavioral Ecology 24: 21-28.
    Lührs M-L, Kappeler PM (2013) Simultaneous GPS tracking reveals male associations in a solitary carnivore. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67(11): 1731-1743.
    Dammhahn M, Markolf M, Lührs M-L, Thalmann U, Kappeler PM (2013) Lemurs of the Beanka Forest, Melaky Region, western Madagascar. Malagasy Nature 7: 259-270.
    Lührs M-L, Dammhahn M (2010) An unusual case of cooperative hunting in a solitary carnivore. Journal of Ethology 28:379-383
    Lührs M-L, Dammhahn M, Kappeler P, Fichtel C (2009) Spatial memory in the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). Animal Cognition 12: 599-609.
    Lührs M-L (2007) Spatial memory in grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus). Universität Göttingen, D.
     
    Presentations
    Lührs M-L, Kappeler PM (2010) Indirect choice for direct competition? Unusual reproductive strategies in a unique mammalian mating system. 13th International Behavioral Ecology Congress, Perth, Australia, Oral presentation
    Lührs M-L, Kappeler PM (2010) Polyandry in treetops: The mating behaviour of the fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox). “Communication”: 5. Thementagung der Ethologische Gesellschaft, Berlin, Poster presentation
    Lührs M-L, Kappeler PM (2009) Using GPS-tracking to elucidate ranging patterns of Madagascar’s largest carnivore. “Tropical Vertebrates in a Changing World”: 6th International Tropical Zoology Symposium, Bonn, Poster presentation
    Lührs M-L, Kappeler PM (2009) Using GPS-tracking to elucidate ranging patterns of Madagascar’s largest carnivore. Joint Conference ATBC-gtö “Impacts of Global Change on Tropical Ecosystems: Cross-cutting the abiotic, biotic and human spheres”, Marburg, Germany, Poster presentation
    Lührs M-L, Kappeler PM 2009) Polyandry in treetops: The mating behaviour of the fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox). 31st International Ethological Conference, Rennes, France, Poster presentation
    Lührs, M-L, Dammhahn M, Kappeler PM, Fichtel C (2009) Spatial memory in the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). 11th Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie GfP, Hannover, Germany, Oral presentation
    Lührs M-L, Kappeler PM (2009) Preliminary notes on the mating behaviour of the fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox). 4. Thementagung der Ethologischen Gesellschaft "Behavior and Evolution", Goettingen, Germany, Oral presentation
    Lührs M-L, Dammhahn M, Fichtel C, Kappeler PM (2008) Spatial memory in the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). International Primatological Society 22nd Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland, Oral presentation
    Lührs M-L (2008) Predatory affairs: Social organization and mating system of Madagascar’s largest carnivore. 8. Kirindy Symposium, Göttingen, Germany, Oral presentation
    Lührs M-L, Dammhahn M, Fichtel C, Kappeler PM (2007) Spatial memory in grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus). 2nd Congress of the European Federation for Primatology (EFP). Prague, Czech Republic, Oral presentation
    Lührs M-L, Dammhahn M, Fichtel C & Kappeler PM (2007) Spatial memory in the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). Graduate Meeting of the study group Behaviour of the Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft and Gesellschaft für Ethologie, Göttingen, Germany
     
    Awards
     
    • 2008 Young Scientist Award of the “Gesellschaft für Primatologie” (GfP) for an outstanding diploma thesis
     
    Affiliations
     
    • Gesellschaft für Primatologie (GfP)
    • Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (DZG)
    • Ethologische Gesellschaft
    • International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE)
    • Animal Behavior Society (ABS)
    • Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö)
    • German Society of Mammalogy (DGS)
    • Frankfurt Zoological Society (ZGF)
    • WWF
     
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