Events at the MPIAB

Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

Habitat tracking for the conservation of huntable birds species

Rado Seminar by Andrea Kölzsch
HABITRACK is a new EU-project that I will work on during the coming four years together with partners in France, Finland, Czech Republic and Northern Germany. It will include a large animal tracking effort in various countries of Europe, where more than 1000 individuals of 14 duck, goose, wader and dove species shall be equipped with GPS transmitters. All species are huntable, but have an uncertain conservation status, so that the EU requires support in their management. The data will be hosted on Movebank and analysed to provide parameters for population dynamics, habitat needs and demographics modelling. Further topics will be occurrence modelling, carry-over effects on breeding success and migratory connectivity, as all the considered species are migratory. I will give a short introduction to the goals of the project and look forward to discussing plans and ideas. [more]

Social mitigation of infection risk in animal societies

Institute Seminar by Matthew Silk
  • Date: Apr 9, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Matthew Silk
  • I did my PhD and 2 post-doc contracts at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Ecology and Conservation and Environment and Sustainability Institute in Cornwall, UK. My PhD used social network methods to understand the social structure of a migratory geese. My post-docs then applied these skills at the interface of social behaviour, infectious disease and population ecology. I continued these research themes through a short post-doc with Nina Fefferman and at the University of Tennessee and a MSCA fellowship at CEFE in Montpellier. I have now just started as a Royal Society research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, with my research focused on the role of social networks in longer-term infectious disease dynamics.
  • Location: Bückle St. 5a, 78467 Konstanz
  • Room: Seminar room MPI-AB Bücklestrasse + Online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Contact: gabriella.gall@ab.mpg.de
Infectious disease risk can represent a key cost of social interactions. Therefore, quantifying how individuals mitigate this risk, while maximising social benefits can help us understand how individual social behaviour evolves and scales up to group and population-level social structure and dynamics. I will talk about how individual’s can balance this potential trade-off by being choosy or flexible with their social interactions, as well as the consequences of this for emergent social structure and spreading dynamics – considering both dyadic and higher-order interactions as I do. [more]

Institute Seminar by Rahel Sollmann

Institute Seminar by Rahel Sollmann

Institute Seminar by Fernando Campos

Institute Seminar by Fernando Campos

Institute Seminar by Vishwesha Guttal

Institute Seminar by Vishwesha Guttal
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