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Curriculum vitae


  • Guest Scientist
    Department of Behavioral Ecology, University of Göttingen (Germany), Germany, since 4/2019
  • Owner
    Biosocial Science Information, Biedermannsdorf, Austria
    since 3/2019
  • Research Fellow, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK), Institute for Advanced Study, and Department of Behavioral Ecology, University of Göttingen (Germany), Germany
  • Heisenberg Fellow, German Science Foundation (DFG)
    Institute of Psychology and Courant Research Center ‘Evolution of Social Behavior’, University of Göttingen (Germany)
  • Emmy Noether Research Group, German Science Foundation (DFG)
    Department of Sociobiology/Anthropology, Institute of Zoology & Anthropology and Courant Research Center ‘Evolution of Social Behavior’, University of Göttingen (Germany)
  • Scientist (Post-Doc)
    Department of Sociobiology/Anthropology, Institute for Zoology & Anthropology, University of Göttingen (Germany)
  • Scientist (Post-Doc)
    Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Urban Ethology, c/o Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna (Austria)
  • PhD (Natural Sciences)
    University of Vienna (Austria), Department of Anthropology
  • Diploma (Biology)
    University of Vienna (Austria), Department of Anthropology
  • Studies in Biology/Anthropology and Psychology
    University of Vienna (Austria)
  • born 4.7.1973 in Mödling (Austria)



  • Talks: 55 (as presenter: 44, invited: 27)
  • Posters: 31

Funding and awards

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Heisenberg Programm, EUR 274.000
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Emmy Noether Programm, EUR 840.000
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, International Cooperation, EUR 3.120
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, International Cooperation, EUR 6.140
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Project Grant, EUR 96.000
  • Stiftungsrat der Universität Göttingen, EUR 2.500
  • Courant Research Centre Evolution of Social Behavior, EUR 32.000
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Travel Grant, EUR 1.950
  • The Procter & Gamble Company, US$ 18.000
  • Österreichische Nationalbank, Jubiläumsfonds, EUR 22.000
  • Theodor Körner Fonds for Science & Art, EUR 2.100
  • Universität Wien, Scholarship, EUR 12.400

Professional affiliations

  • Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES)
  • Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies (PTNCE)

Professional service

Editorial duties

  • Co-Editor: Evolutionary Psychology (since 2012)
  • Associate Editor: Personality & Individual Differences (since 2008)
  • Academic Editor: PLoS ONE (2013-2015)
  • Editorial Board: Evolutionary Psychological Science (since 2014), International Journal of Cosmetic Science (since 2009)



  • Refereed Grant Applications
    NSF (National Science Foundation), DFG (German Science Foundation), ERC (European Research Council), BBSRC (Biological Sciences Research Council, ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council)
  • Ad-hoc referee (journals)
    American Journal of Human Biology, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Animal Behavior, Annals of Human Biology, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, Behavioral Ecology, Biological Psychology, Biology Letters, Brain & Cognition, British Journal of Psychology, Clinical Anatomy, Collegium Anthropologicum, Current Anthropology, European Journal of Social Psychology, Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, Evolutionary Psychology, Evolution & Human Behavior, Hormones and Behavior, Human Nature, Human Reproduction, International Journal of Cosmetic Science, International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology & Medicine, International Journal of Primatology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Journal of Comparative Psychology, Journal of Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Individual Differences, Journal of Research in Personality, Journal of Sex Research, Laterality, Journal of European Academy of Dermatology Venereology, Neuroendocrinology Letters, Neuropsychologia, Perception, Perceptual & Motor Skills, Personality & Individual Differences, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Physiology and Behavior, PloS ONE, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Psychophysiology, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, Przeglad Antropologiczny – Anthropological Review, Psychological Science, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, The Anatomical Record, The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research