European Elephant Management

Meike Artelt

NAME : Meike Artelt


At present Meike Artelt is working on her PhD thesis called "Vocal communication in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)- Acoustic repertoire and individuality."

Since October 2007 she has been doing some acoustic recordings of elephants at the Tierpark Berlin Friedrichsfelde, Zoological Garden Berlin, Zoological Garden Cologne, Tierpark Hagenbeck in Hamburg and Emmen Zoo. She is also board member and founder of the biology club BiologieNetzBerlin e.V..

Studies and academic work experience:

May-July 2007

Employed as a research assistant at the institute of ecology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen. I collected data in Sulawesi, Indonesia for the DFG aided project STORMA (Stability of Rainforest Margin).

January 2007

Work experience at the institute for genetics at the Free University of Berlin

Nov./Dec. 2006

Work experience at the Zoological Garden Berlin

6. July 2006

Received the diploma certification

19. April 2006

Handed in diploma thesis: The Acoustic Repertoire of Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) in Captivity

April 2003- Sept. 2006

Tutoring at the zoological institute of the Free University, Berlin for the following undergraduate courses: zoology, ecology and phylogenetics and systematics

April 2002- Sept. 2006

Graduate studies of biology at the Free University, Berlin

Oct. 2003- Feb. 2004

ERASMUS program participant: studies of biology in Nantes, France

Sept. 1999- March 2002

Undergraduate studies of biology at the Georg-August-University, Göttingen


General qualification for university entrance ("Allgemeinen Hochschulreife") at the Jacob-Grimm-School ("Gymnasiale Oberstufe") in Kassel

Poster presentations:

17.-18. February 2007

Artelt, M.; Scharff, C.:"The Acoustic Repertoire of Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus), in Captivity", Graduiertentreffen der Studiengruppe Verhaltensbiologie, Abt. Verhaltensökologie & Soziobiologie Deutsches Primatenzentrum und Abt. Soziobiologie/Anthropologie Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Göttingen

15.-18. September 2007

Artelt, M.; Scharff, C.:"The Acoustic Repertoire of Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus), in Captivity", International Bioacoustic Conference, Pavia

2.-4. November 2007

Artelt, M.; Lintner, R.; Stoeger-Horwath, A.; Schwammer, H. & Kratochvil, H.:"Acoustic individuality and differences in the vocal behavior of the African savannah and the Asian elephants: A current project", International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium, Orlando, Florida



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