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Institut für Evolutionäre Anthropologie (IEA) Evolutionary Genetics Group

Nadja Morf

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Research Interests

I am interested in the conservation of endangered species, particularly in primates. The better we know an animal, the better we can protect it from its threats such as habitat fragmentation, poaching and logging. If we get insights to distribution patterns, population structure and behavioural traits of orang-utans, the protection of orang-utans can be improved.

Academic Record

2006 – 2008: Master of Science. Anthropological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

2006: Bachelor of Science. University of Zurich, Switzerland.


“Paternity and relatedness analysis of a wild population of Bornean orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus) and the utility of real time polymerase chain reaction”.

Conference Presentations

N. Morf, H. Morrogh-Bernard, M. Krützen. 2007. Real time PCR applied to orangutan faeces. Poster Presentation. 2nd Congress of the European Federation for Primatology, Prague, Czech Republic

Relevant Research Experience

  • Animal keeper in the primate station of the Anthropological Institute and Museum of Zürich, since 2002
  • Internship in an animal rehabilitation centre in Ecuador:
    01.2005 – 05.2005
    03.2003 – 05.2003
    03.2002 – 08.2002

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Nadja Morf

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