Media Coverage

Recent news from 2020 to May 2021

Our Institute upholds a commitment to the full and free disclosure of our research to the public. We take our decades-long tradition of public engagement and apply it to working with the media. Our scientists collaborate with journalists to tell compelling stories of our research. They also contribute expertise on topics of high societal importance, from biodiversity to climate change to zoonotic disease. Our aim is to increase the public understanding of science and to captivate audiences with the fascinating study of animal behavior.

Below are examples of recent pieces reported by journalists that feature the science and scientists of MPI-AB. Clips cover the period from 2020 until the end of the reporting period May 2021.

Ten examples of reported coverage in English-language print media

The Guardian

Apr 28, 2021

"Big-brained" mammals may just have small bodies, study suggest

The New York Times Magazine

Jan 12, 2021

Animal Planet


Nov 23, 2020

Changing behaviours of birds

Hakai Magazine

Oct 29, 2020

Designing a house fit for a fish


Jul 31, 2020

What the science of animal networks reveals about protests

Scientific American

Jul 31, 2020

Do animals really anticipate earthquakes? Sensors hint they do


Jun 29, 2020

The Anthropause: How the pandemic gives scientists a new way to study wildlife

The New York Times

Jun 9, 2020

With an internet of animals, scientists aim to track and save wildlife


May 20, 2020

The complex choices of animals

The New York Times

Mar 2, 2020

Sneezing dogs, dancing bees: How animals vote

Five examples of reported coverage in German national print media

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Dec 30, 2020

Im Orbit der Tiere

Neues Deutschland

Dec 11, 2020

Tod im Winterquartier

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Sep 23, 2020

Zugvögel unter Beobachtung aus dem Weltraum

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Oct 31, 2020

Ein Federkleid alleine reicht nicht zum Fliegen


Oct 24, 2020

Intelligenter Sensor Tier

Five examples of reported coverage in regional media


Apr 20, 2021

Berchinger hoffen auf Storchen-Nachwuchs

Die Rheinpfalz

Apr 14, 2021

Mittlerweile bauen sich viele Störche ihre Nester selbst

Badische Neueste Nachrichten

Mar 13, 2021

Mit Peilsender gestartet: Nur noch einer von fünf Waghurster Jungstörchen lebt


Feb 2, 2021

Nach dem massiven Schneefall Ende Januar: Vögel im Hegau haben Mühe bei der Futtersuche


Jan 11, 2021

Wenn sich Vögel anstecken: Erster Fall von Vogelgrippe im Kreis Konstanz

Five examples of coverage in TV and radio



May 21, 2021

Expedition in die Heimat






Nov 8, 2020

Dec 20, 2020

Oct 31, 2020

Aug 5, 2020

Terra X: Aus Liebe zum Leben: Artenschutz

Michael Quetting: Gans und Ganter in einem

How to win friends and influence baboons

De Kennis van Nu special: Het Geheim van de Zwerm


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