Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology

Member since: 2014


At the Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, we study how living animals move across the globe, how they survive their perilous journey through time and space, and how and why they die. This includes investigations into the physiology, social interactions, and environmental parameters influencing the individual decisions of animals on the move.

The results from our studies will allow us to understand how interconnected life is, from viruses at Lake Constance to cranes crossing the highest Himalayan mountains to Galapagos giant tortoises embarking for centuries on long return migrations. Our results and technical developments support the basic scientific understanding of wild animals and are applied to safeguard a healthy planet.


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