Comoe Research Station

Juan Lapuente

Juan M. Lapuente

PhD Student

E-mail: juanlapuente@yahoo.com

Room: Building 52, Campus Nord, 3rd floor


University of Würzburg
Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
Biocenter -  Am Hubland

97074 Würzburg, Germany

Research Interests

Primatology, Ecology, Chimpanzee behavior and  evolution.

Currently, I’m studying  the distribution, ecology and behavior of wild chimpanzees in Comoé National Park, focusing in tool use, ecological adaptations, social and cultural behavior.

Curriculum Vitae

2014-ongoing PhD-Student Graduate School of Life Sciences, University of Würzburg, Germany

2012-2014 Field Research Manager of 3 wild chimpanzee groups study sites in Tai N. P. Ivory Coast. PanAf Programme, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

2005-2012 Management & coordination of Fuendeverde Nature Centre and Fuendeverde project in Fuendetodos, Spain.

2002-2004 Coordinator of Spanish Distance University (UNED) in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Biology teacher at UNED Centre in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Africa.

2002-2004 Research, in collaboration with Durrell Foundation, on Forest Meat Crisis impact on Equatoguinean fauna species. Equatorial Guinea.

2001-2002 Management and coordination of the project “Integral Development of Kogo District, Equatorial Guinea” with AAMI (NGO), Kogo, Equatorial Guinea.

2000 Analysis of time budgets in reintroduced chimpanzees at Conkouati Natural Reserve, Republic of Congo.

1996-2000 Research on several ecology projects at Ecology Department of Basque Country University (UPV-EHU), Leioa, Spain.

1996 Research on compared behaviour of Chimpanzees and bonobos at Wilhelma Zoo, Stuttgart, Germany.

1996 B. Sc. Biology. University of Basque Country, UPV-EHU. Spain


John E. Fa, Paul J. Johnson, Jef Dupain, Juan Lapuente, Pamela Köster, David W. Macdonald Sampling effort and dynamics of bushmeat markets. Animal Conservation, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 409-416, 2004

Kühl, H. S., Kalan, A. K., Arandjelovic, M., Aubert, F., D'Auvergne, L., Goedmakers, A., . . ., Boesch, C. (2016). Chimpanzee accumulative stonethrowing. Scientific Reports, 6, 22219.

Juan Lapuente, Thurston C. Hicks, K. Eduard Linsenmair (2016). "Fluid dipping technology of chimpanzees in Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast". American Journal of Primatology; 9999:e22628 DOI:10.1002/ajp.22628