Curriculum Vitae Stefan Merker

2013 -

Curator of Mammals, Head of Zoology Department, State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart

2009 - 2013

 

Senior research scientist, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Goethe University Frankfurt

2005 - 2008

 

Postdoctoral research associate, Institute of Anthropology, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany; funded by German Research Foundation (DFG)

2008

3-month field study on Central Sulawesi tarsiers, Indonesia

2005 - 2006

8-month field study on Dian's and Lariang tarsiers in Sulawesi, Indonesia

2003 - 2005

 

Postdoctoral research associate, Institute of Anthropology, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany; funded through European Union (project INPRIMAT)

2003

 

 

 

Ph.D. in Biology; Thesis: "Endangered or adaptable? - Dian's tarsier Tarsius dianae in Sulawesi's rain forests"; Centre for Nature Conservation, Georg-August University Goettingen; Doctoral advisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Muehlenberg; Ph.D. Scholarships from German Academic Exchange Service and German National Academic Foundation

2000 - 2001

15-month field study on Dian's tarsiers in Sulawesi, Indonesia

1999

 

 

M.Sc. in Biology; Thesis: "The influence of traditional land-use forms on population densities of Dian's tarsier Tarsius dianae in the rain forest of Sulawesi"; Centre for Nature Conservation, Georg-August University Goettingen; Advisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Muehlenberg

1998

 

6-month field study on Dian's tarsiers in Sulawesi, Indonesia; grants from German National Academic Foundation and German Primatological Society

1993 - 1999

 

 

Studies of biology at Georg-August University Goettingen, Germany and University of California, Santa Barbara, USA; Concentrations: conservation biology, zoology, population biology, primatology, vertebrate ecology, tropical ecology

1990 - 1992

Institute for the Preparation to Study Abroad, Halle/Saale, Germany