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Dr Roos is Senior Scientist at the German Primate Centre and Head of the Gene Bank of Primates as well as Lecturer at Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen

Dr Roos' research interests are evolution, phylogeography, taxonomy, population genetics and conservation of primates.

New primate species described by Dr Roos' lab are:

Nomascus annamensis (Thinh et al. 2010)
Trachypithecus cristatus selangorensis (Roos et al. 2008)
Lepilemur aeeclis (Andriaholinirina et al. 2006)
Lepilemur randrianasoli (Andriaholinirina et al. 2006)
Lepilemur sahamalazensis (Andriaholinirina et al. 2006)
Lepilemur mittermeieri (Rabarivola et al. 2006)
Avahi peyrierasi (Zaramody et al. 2006)
Avahi meridionalis meridionalis (Zaramody et al. 2006)
Avahi meridionalis ramanantsoavani (Zaramody et al. 2006)
Microcebus lehilahytsara (Roos & Kappeler 2005)
Mirza zaza (Kappeler & Roos 2005)


  • –present
    Lecturer, Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen
  • –present
    Head, Gene Bank of Primates, German Primate Centre
  • –present
    Senior Scientist, German Primate Centre, German Primate Centre
  • –present
    Deputy Regional Coordinator, IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, Southeast Asia