cv Wulf Schiefenhoevel

c.v. Wulf Schiefenhövel

Head, Human Ethology Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology 
Von-der-Tann-Str. 3, D-82346 Andechs, Germany. 

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Professor for Medical Psychology and Ethnomedicine, University of Munich (Human Sciences Centre) and for Human Ethology, University of Innsbruck.

Regular guestprofessor for human ethology at Institute for Behavioral Biology, University Groningen. 

Cofounder of ethnomedicine in Germany. 
Fieldstudies in ethnomedicine, anthropology and human ethology in Melanesia since 1965, last fieldwork among the Eipo, a Highland Papuan group in the Province of Papua/Indonesia: Oct. 2012. 
President of International Society for Human Ethology. 
European Deputy Chair and National Representative for the International Commission on the Anthropology of Food (ICAF). 
Former Fellow of Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Collegium Budapest, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (ZIF) Bielefeld and Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) Delmenhorst. Member of various scientific boards, among them Senckenberg Research Institute and Museum. 

Research fields:
human ethology; anthropology, anthropology of food; 
evolutionary medicine and ethnomedicine; 
population genetics of Melanesia

350 publications 

among them 28 books (authored, coauthored, edited, coedited)  

latest book: "Liquid Bread. Images and usages of beer in crosscultural perspective" (W. Schiefenhövel & Helen Macbeth, Eds., 2011); 
before that: "The Biological Evolution of Religious Mind and Behaviour" (Eckart Voland & Wulf Schiefenhövel, Eds., 2009);

scientific films