Scientists unearth another brain-shrinking mammal

A study of moles reveals that cold weather—not lack of food—drives the rare phenomenon of reversible brain shrinkage in mammals more

Study achieves longest continuous tracking of migrating insects

By flying with hawkmoths during migration, scientists reveal the insects employ sophisticated flight strategies similar to vertebrates

Tanner Warder, Wyoming Coop Unit/Wyoming Migration Initiative

Animals likely rely on social factors to guide migration, suggests a new research synthesis from Konstanz, bringing together research from 100 scientific publications more


Code-free conservation

July 14, 2022

System lets conservationists analyze animal tracking data quickly and easily for rapid protection of wildlife more

First atlas of bird migration across three continents is launched

The Eurasian-African Bird Migration Atlas sets a milestone for more effective implementation of conservation measures more

Hannah Williams

Why a young scientist is on the search for Optimal Movement Theory more

Storks, Alejandro Onrubia

A pair of GPS studies brings clarity to a burning climate question: can wind turbines and migrating birds coexist? more

Data from space unveils a global view of animals on the move

By scaling up space-based tracking, an “internet of animals” can help us measure and mitigate change on the planet more

ICARUS antenna on the International Space Station

Greystone Books, Piper Verlag, and Scribe Publications announce nonfiction book by Martin Wikelski, the founder of ICARUS more

Solving animal tracking’s Big Data problem

The Movebank ecosystem of tools offers a one-stop-shop solution to storing, sharing, and making sense of the deluge of data generated by the animal tracking revolution more

“Our ignorance has serious consequences for species extinction.”

Walter Jetz and Martin Wikelski explain in an interview why species conservation receives less attention than climate protection more

How land birds cross the open ocean

Migrating birds choose routes with the best wind and uplift conditions, helping them to fly nonstop for hundreds of kilometers over the sea. more

Order of Merit for Martin Wikelski

At a ceremony in Radolfzell, Science Minister Theresia Bauer presented the Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the director of the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior. more

Red List Breeding Birds: Bird Deaths in Germany Continue

Scientists and bird conservationists call for a national rescue plan to stem the dramatic decline in breeding birds more

The fine nose of storks

The fine nose of storks

June 21, 2021

Smell leads storks to freshly mown meadows more

Mammals evolved big brains after big disasters

Largest study of its kind reveals the way relative brain size of mammals changed over the last 150 million years more

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