The Ape Social Mind Lab
Eléonor Rolland

Eléonore Rolland is currently a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany) working at the Ape Social Mind Lab at the CNRS of Lyon (France), and supervised by Catherine Crockford and Roman Wittig. She worked for two years as the camp manager of the field station of the Tai Chimpanzee Project in Tai National Park in Ivory Coast while collecting data for her PhD project. Based on behavioural research, she studies mother-offspring relationships in wild western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus), with the aim to show similarities between human and chimpanzee attachment types. She investigates the link between secure feeling of the offspring and mothering style, as well as the development of social relationships with age. 

Previously, she has obtained a master degree in Ecophysiology and Ethology at the University of Strasbourg (France) in 2018 and has worked in both fundamental research and conservation in various animal species such as koalas, sloths, dogs, African striped mice, viviparous lizards, kea parrots and more. 

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