Julia WatzekResearch Specialist
I recently joined the Living Links Center as a research specialist. My duties include the management of our three groups of chimpanzees, as well as conducting and assisting with observational studies and behavioural testing of social cognition.
I earned a BS in Psychology for an experimental study on the understanding of discrete probabilities in chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, and gorillas, which I carried out at the Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center in Leipzig, Germany. I had the opportunity to work in the field for a year as well—as a research assistant on the Inkawu Vervet Project in South Africa, which focused on habituation and different aspects of vervet monkey behaviour, including social learning and inter-group encounters.
I am also responsible for developing and maintaining this website. Please let me know if you encounter any problems such as broken links, random code, or visually unappealing page layouts.
Last updated: Jan 4, 2012