Citizen Science

Curiosity, creativity, and a willingness to fail: these are the traits of every scientist. We are all born scientists, asking questions about the world around us from the moment we can say “why?” Citizen science captures this scientific spark and nurtures it within partnerships that involve members of the public in the scientific process. MPI-AB’s citizen science programs are open collaborations in which animal lovers in the community turn their passion for observing wildlife into data collection for a variety of platforms. Through these collaborations, volunteer citizen scientists are fueling discoveries and contributing to a better understanding of the fellow animals with whom we share our planet.

Cat Tracker

Cat Tracker

What do our cats do on their forays alone out in the field when we can't watch them? The answers are provided by the data of our newly developed Cattracker collar logger. Not only can we determine the exact whereabouts of the cats via the GPS position data, but by analyzing the acceleration data we can make statements about movement patterns and thus, for example, about the hunting behavior of our domestic cats. The data is visualized in the institute's own Animal Tracker App, which is available free of charge, and can be conveniently viewed by the pet owner
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