Past Events

IMPRS Faculty Retreat

Faculty Retreat
  • Date: Mar 1, 2024
  • Location: Reichenau Mohren

Research Data Management course with Esther Plomp

Course with Esther Plomp from DRA (Digital Research Academy)
  • Date: Feb 29, 2024
  • Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Location: University of Konstanz
  • Room: ZT1202
  • Host: IMPRS
  • Contact: imprs@uni-konstanz.de
Why RDM? Legal and funder requirements Data life cycle with responsibilities (on/off boarding): -recommended storage solutions-meet regularly and check-quality management is on the PI sideInfrastructure, storage and cluster Quality research data and reproducible research. [more]

Sustainability Group Meeting / Nachhaltigkeitstreffen MPIAB

Discuss with us how to make the MPI-AB more sustainable or send a mail to info.sustainability@ab.mpg.de! [more]

Doctoral defense by Iris Bontekoe

Supervised by Andrea Flack
  • Date: Feb 27, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker:  Iris Bontekoe
  • Location: University of Konstanz
  • Room: R0513
Research on animal migrations is usually performed by studying individuals in isolation. However, many animals migrate in groups. In my thesis, I first present a systematic review to synthesize the literature on social migrations. I then present the consequences of migrating under different physical ... [more]

Habitat tracking for the conservation of huntable birds species

Rado Seminar by Andrea Kölzsch
  • Date: Feb 23, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Andrea Kölzsch
  • Location: Hybrid meeting
  • Room: Seminar room MPI-AB Möggingen + Online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Contact: ddechmann@ab.mpg.de
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 ... [more]

Disasters: Myths, facts, and how our choices turn hazards into catastrophes

Institute Seminar by Patrizia Glick
  • Date: Feb 20, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Patrizia Glick
  • Location: MPI-AB Möggingen
  • Room: Seminar room MPI-AB Möggingen + Online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
Disasters are ever present in the news. But how much do we really know about them? Is every earthquake or storm a disaster? Are there more disasters today than before? Who are people most likely to ask for help? And, should you really donate your old clothes?In this session, we will go over the ... [more]

Resource Efficient Data Transmission through Pattern Recognition

Rado Seminar by Wilhelm Kerle-Malcharek
  • CANCELED
  • Date: Feb 9, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Wilhelm Kerle-Malcharek
  • Location: Hybrid meeting
  • Room: Seminar room MPI-AB Möggingen + Online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Contact: ddechmann@ab.mpg.de
In the research field of animal behaviour, electronic devices which track an animal's behaviour with various sensors, so-called bio-loggers, have become omnipresent. Therefore, it is unsurprising that optimisation questions like data quality, size, weight, memory, transmission rate and energy ... [more]

The Multilevel Society of a Cooperatively Breeding Songbird

Institute Seminar by Ettore Camerlenghi
  • Date: Feb 6, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Ettore Camerlenghi
  • Ettore Camerlenghi is a behavioural ecologist who received his PhD at Monash University in 2023. He is interested in social behaviour and why animals decide to live together and cooperate. His research combines theoretical approaches with fieldwork to investigate the emergence of complex multilevel animal societies and to explore the consequences in terms of cooperative behaviour for individuals living in such social structures. He particularly focuses on songbirds as model species to address his research questions, both in Australia and in the Amazon.
  • Location: University of Konstanz + online
  • Room: ZT702 + online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Contact: andrea.meltzer@uni-konstanz.de
Multilevel societies are considered to be the most complex social structures found in vertebrates. They have been observed in primates, cetaceans, ungulates, and elephants but the drivers linked to their emergence as well as the benefits that they offer are not yet clear. However, recent studies ... [more]

Quantifying attention during social learning in great tits

Rado Seminar by Michael Chimento
  • Date: Feb 2, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Michael Chimento
  • Location: Hybrid meeting
  • Room: Seminar room MPI-AB Möggingen + Online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Contact: ddechmann@ab.mpg.de
Social contact defines the substrate through which behavioral information may be transmitted from one individual to another. Thus far, we have used statistical models to infer whether great tits attend to each other during social learning, but recent advances in 3D tracking techniques have made it ... [more]

Career Development Seminar for late PhDs and early Postdocs

Institute Seminar by Daniel Piechowski
  • Date: Jan 30, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Daniel Piechowski
  • Location: Hybrid meeting
  • Room: Seminar room MPI-AB Bücklestrasse + Online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Contact: dpiechowski@ab.mpg.de
A career in science is a rather difficult undertaking to plan, much depends on external factors that are difficult to influence, such as the publication of the right job openings at the right time and not two years too early or too late, the famous, always negative third reviewer, and the deadline ... [more]
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