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inter-individual, intra- and inter-group relationships

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Position Description:
A post-doc position for 2-3 years.

Ideally, I?d like to spend half of my post-doc on data collecting in wild and another half on paper writing in the office, which could be negotiable accordingly.

Educational Background:
2008-2012 B.S. in bioscience, School of Life Sciences, Inner Mongolia University, China.
GPA: 83.9/100 3.33/4.0
Major GPA: 83.8/100

2016-2017 Joint-Ph.D. student in University of Lincoln, UK, granted by China Scholarship Council (CSC).

2012-now Ph.D. student (successive postgraduate and doctoral programs of study without master thesis and degree) in
School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University.

In 2012, investigated the avian species composition and ecological distribution in the Inner Mongolia University in winter and spring, and wrote my graduation thesis, which is assessed outstanding.

In summers of 2012 and 2013, surveyed 45 sampling points in XilinGol League, mid-east area of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regionand investigated papilionaceous and avian species at each sampling point, offered by Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Science (IBCAS).

2014-2015, conducted behavioral observations on golden snub-nosed monkeys in Shanghai Wild Animal Park.

2016-2017, worked on the relationship between benefits and hierarchical steepness in primates, under the guidance of Dr. Bonaventura Majolo in Unversity of Lincoln.


Huang, P., He, X., Zhang, E., & Chen, M. (2017). Do same‐sex mounts function as dominance assertion in male golden snub‐nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana)?. American journal of primatology, 79(5).

Majolo, B. & Huang, P. (under review). Group living. In Vonk & Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Huang, P., Zhang, E., & Chen, M. (under revision). Changes of intra- and inter-unit interactions, following a social upheaval in the all-male unit of Rhinopithecus roxellana. Primates.

Huang, P., Majolo, B., & Schino, G. (in prep.). Fitness-related benefits of hierarchical steepness in primates.

Application Deadline:
September 2018

I?m very interested in intra- and inter-group relationships, both cooperation and competition. What I?m always wondering are individual-dispersal patterns in matrilineal and patrilineal societies, in which the possible phylogenetic and ecological influence factors and species-specific characteristics must be very fascinating. I think changes of these relationships through social network analysis (SNA) and other possible advanced techniques could help us understand the mechanism underneath. Comparative studies are essential and necessary in evolutionary research and I?d like to conduct this kind of studies in future.

Contact Information:
Pengzhen Huang
No.500 Dongchuan Road
Shanghai, China 200241

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