Dr. Laura Hagemann

Postdoc Mammalogy

Mammalogy

Contact

Tel.:
0711 / 8936-179
Fax:
0711 / 8936-100

Research interests

I am interested in the different genetic and genomic methods that can be used to answer questions in evolutionary and conservation biology. I am particularly fascinated by the depth of information that can by gained on individuals, populations but also the evolutionary history of species based on DNA. My research focus therein on non-human primates. I conducted research on group dynamics and population stability in western lowland gorillas in Loango National Park, Gabon. Currently I am studying the phylogeny and biogeography of Sulawesi tarsiers, fascinating nocturnal primates.

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Projects

Publications

Peer-Reviewed

2022

Hagemann L., Grow N., Bohr Y. E-M. B, Perwitasari-Farajallah D., Duma Y., Gursky S. L. & Merker S. (2022) Small, odd and old: The mysterious Tarsius pumilus is the most basal Sulawesi tarsier. Biology Letters 18: 2021.0642. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2021.0642

2019

Hagemann L., Arandjelovic M., Robbins M., Deschner T., Lewis M., Froese G., Boesch C. and Vigilant L (2019) Long-term inference of population size and habitat use in a socially dynamic population of wild western lowland gorillas. Conservation Genetics 20: 1303–1314. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-019-01209-w

2018

Hagemann L., Boesch C., Robbins M., Arandjelovic M., Deschner T., Lewis M., Froese G. and Vigilant L. (2018) Long-term group membership and dynamics in a wild western lowland gorilla population (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) inferred using non-invasive genetics. American Journal of Primatology 80(8): e22898. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22898

Conference Contributions

2019

Hagemann L., Arandjelovic M., Robbins M., Deschner T., Lewis M., Froese G., Boesch C., Vigilant L. (2019) Genetic inference of population stability and dynamics in wild western lowland gorillas. Wildlife Research and Conservation in Berlin | Poster presentation

Hagemann L., Boesch C., Robbins M., Arandjelovic M., Deschner T., Lewis M., Froese G., Vigilant L. (2019) Similar population size estimates over a twelve-year period for a socially dynamic population of wild western lowland gorillas. Konferenz der Gesellschaft für Primatologie, Göttingen | Oral presentation

2018

Hagemann L., Boesch C., Robbins M., Arandjelovic M., Deschner T., Vigilant L. (2018) Genetic inference of long-term group dynamics and group stability of wild western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in Loango National Park, Gabon. International Primatological Society Congresses, Nairobi | Oral Presentation

Science Communication

2018

Berggorilla und Regenwald Direkthilfe e.V. | Invited speaker
Title: Group stability and dynamics of western lowland gorillas

Zoo Saarbrücken lecture series | Invited speaker
Title: Group stability and dynamics of western lowland gorillas

2018 Gorilla Journal vol. 57 | Article
Title: Give me your dung and I will tell you who you are Published in German, English, and French

2017

Loango National Park Chimpanzee Project | Annual Report
Deschner T., Boesch C., Hagemann L., Estienne V., Madinda F., Theleste E., Southern L., Bunel S., Klein H., Baas P.

2016

Loango National Park Chimpanzee Project | Annual Report 
Deschner T., Boesch C., Hagemann L., Estienne V., Madinda F., Theleste E., Southern L., Bunel S.

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Academic postions and education

2021 – present

State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart | Postdoctoral researcher
Phylogeography of Sulawesi Tarsier

2020-2021

Postdoctoral researcher | Bioinformatics and Population Genetics, University of Cologne
Genomic data analysis Projects: Desert adaptation in beetles, Population genetics of zebrafish

2014-2020

Dr. rer. nat. (Doctor of Natural Science)
University of Leipzig, Germany and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI EVA)
Dissertation: Genetic inference of gorilla population dynamics in Loango National Park, Gabon

2013-2014

Molecular Anthropology, University of Mainz | Research assistent

2007–2013

Diplom Biologin (equivalent to BSc plus MSc Biology)
University of Mainz, Germany
Specialization: Molecular Genetics, Anthropology, Zoology, and Journalism
Thesis: Analysis of sequence evolution of sperm proteins: alternative methods on the example of AKAP3 within primates

Teaching

University of Hohnheim

WS2021/2022 BSc module Systematik, Taxonomie, Evolution - Biologie an einem naturkundlichen Forschungsmuseum, part on "Vorstellung aktueller Koboldmakiforschung"

University of Cologne

WS2020/2021 BSc module Genetik, part on "Microsatellite Genotyping"

University of Leipzig

SoSe 2019, SoSe 2017, SoSe 2018 MSc module Moleculare Anthropology, lecture "Humans as Apes"

SoSe 2017, SoSe 2018 BSc module Behavioral Ecology, Literature Seminar

SoSe 2018 MSc module Scientific work, lecture "How to prepare a scientific poster"

University of Mainz

2013/2014 Support of supervision of Master and Bachelor candidates, Molecular Annthropology

WiSe 2012/2013 Teaching assistant, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

SoSe 2012 Teaching assistant, Animal Physiology

WiSe 2011/2012 Teaching assistant, Zoological Exercises for Beginners

Research visits

  • Loango National Park, Gabon
  • Macquarie University Sydney, Australia
  • University Medical Center Mainz
  • University of Copenhagen, Functional Genomics
  • Middelfart, Denmark
  • Zoo Gera

Volunteering work

  • Cologne Zoo
  • Engered Primate Rescue Center, Vietnam
  • North of England Zoological Society - Chester Zoo
  • Eco-Project Ltd., Trinidad and Tobago

Memberships

  • Berggorilla und Regenwald Direkthilfe e. V., board member
  • Gesellschaft für Primatologie
  • International Primatological Society