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

Institute Seminar by Patrizia Glick
  • Datum: 20.02.2024
  • Uhrzeit: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Vortragende(r): Patrizia Glick
  • Ort: MPI-AB Möggingen
  • Raum: Seminar room MPI-AB Möggingen + Online
  • Gastgeber: 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 ... [mehr]

Resource Efficient Data Transmission through Pattern Recognition

Rado Seminar by Wilhelm Kerle-Malcharek
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  • Datum: 09.02.2024
  • Uhrzeit: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Vortragende(r): Wilhelm Kerle-Malcharek
  • Ort: Hybrid meeting
  • Raum: Seminar room MPI-AB Möggingen + Online
  • Gastgeber: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Kontakt: 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 ... [mehr]

The Multilevel Society of a Cooperatively Breeding Songbird

Institute Seminar by Ettore Camerlenghi
  • Datum: 06.02.2024
  • Uhrzeit: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Vortragende(r): 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.
  • Ort: University of Konstanz + online
  • Raum: ZT702 + online
  • Gastgeber: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Kontakt: 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 ... [mehr]

Quantifying attention during social learning in great tits

Rado Seminar by Michael Chimento
  • Datum: 02.02.2024
  • Uhrzeit: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Vortragende(r): Michael Chimento
  • Ort: Hybrid meeting
  • Raum: Seminar room MPI-AB Möggingen + Online
  • Gastgeber: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Kontakt: 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 ... [mehr]

Career Development Seminar for late PhDs and early Postdocs

Institute Seminar by Daniel Piechowski
  • Datum: 30.01.2024
  • Uhrzeit: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Vortragende(r): Daniel Piechowski
  • Ort: Hybrid meeting
  • Raum: Seminar room MPI-AB Bücklestrasse + Online
  • Gastgeber: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Kontakt: 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 ... [mehr]

Whisper in my pinna: Cognitive constraints, foraging flexibility, and decision-making in an eavesdropping bat

Rado Seminar by Rachel A. Page
  • Datum: 26.01.2024
  • Uhrzeit: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Vortragende(r): Rachel A. Page
  • Dr. Rachel Page is a behavioral ecologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama (https://stri.si.edu/). After completing a BA at Columbia University in New York and a PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, Page conducted postdoctoral research as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany. Page has been a permanent staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama for the past 14 years, where she leads a lab investigating sensory and cognitive ecology, with a focus on bat behavior: www.noseleaf.org.
  • Ort: Hybrid meeting
  • Raum: Seminar room MPI-AB Möggingen + Online
  • Gastgeber: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Kontakt: ddechmann@ab.mpg.de
We see stunning morphological diversity across the animal world. Less conspicuous but equally fascinating are the cognitive adaptations and constraints that shape the way animals make their livings. Here I discuss experiments focusing on learning, attention, and decision-making in Trachops cirrhosus ... [mehr]

The hidden life of sharks: Immersion into the behaviour of these predators in a near pristine reef

Institute Seminar by Johann Mourier
  • Datum: 23.01.2024
  • Uhrzeit: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Vortragende(r): Johann Mourier
  • Johann Mourier (junior professor at the University of Montpellier) is a marine behavioural ecologist at the Marine Biodiversity Exploitation and Conservation lab (MARBEC) in France. His research has focused for the last 15 years on the ecology and conservation of marine predators, primarily sharks. He has been studying the behavioural ecology, trophic ecology, movement ecology and conservation biology of sharks using multiple advanced and non-invasive approaches including underwater observations, biologging, genetics and network analyses. Much of his research has been focused around the remote and healthy coral reefs of French Polynesia (Pacific Ocean). He is particularly interested in social and collective behaviour in sharks. He has been leading a research project in the atoll of Fakarava in one of the largest aggregations of reef sharks with the objective to better understand the role these predators have in the coral reef ecosystem.
  • Ort: Hybrid meeting
  • Raum: ZT702 UKN + online
  • Gastgeber: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Kontakt: aalbi@ab.mpg.de
The extent of the global human footprint limits our understanding of what are natural baselines in the marine environment. Remote near-pristine areas provide some baseline expectations for biomass and suggest that predators can be more abundant than expected. Coral reefs are generally considered ... [mehr]

Studying movement, a whole new era in biological research

  • Datum: 19.01.2024
  • Uhrzeit: 17:00 - 18:00
  • Vortragende(r): Kamran Safi
  • Animal-Environment Interactions Group, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Ort: online
  • Gastgeber: Dr. Adriana Maldonado-Chaparro
As a wrap up of the 1st workshop on animal movement held at Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Colombia, Dr. Kamran Safi will talk on the generalities of animal movement research and how technological advances have revolutionized this field. [mehr]

Vampire bats: adaptations of the only obligate blood-feeding mammal

Rado Seminar by Imran Razik
  • Datum: 19.01.2024
  • Uhrzeit: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Vortragende(r): Imran Razik
  • Ort: Hybrid meeting
  • Raum: Seminar room MPI-AB Möggingen + Online
  • Gastgeber: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Kontakt: ddechmann@ab.mpg.de
Vampire bats are highly specialized to occupy a relatively uncommon ecological niche. As animals that feed exclusively on the blood of other living animals, vampire bats have evolved unique morphological, physiological, sensorial, and behavioral adaptations that aren’t observed in closely related ... [mehr]

Problem Solving in Wild Squirrels

Institute Seminar by Pizza Ka Ye Chow
  • Datum: 16.01.2024
  • Uhrzeit: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Vortragende(r): Pizza Ka Ye Chow
  • For over a decade, Pizza has been studying Eastern grey squirrels and Eurasian red squirrels’ problem solving and innovation ability. She is intrigued by the agility and adaptability of these rodent species. She started studying squirrels’ problem-solving ability during her MSc study at the University of Exeter (UK). She continued her passion with squirrels and this study topic during her PhD (Exeter, UK) and most of her postdoc fellowships (UK, USA, Japan, Finland). Pizza had also worked with other animal species such as parrots during her work at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (Germany) and bumblebees at the University of Exeter (UK). She is currently a Lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of Chester (UK) and her current work primarily focuses on squirrels’ problem solving in urban environments, but also extends to understanding bees’ learning.
  • Ort: online
  • Gastgeber: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Kontakt: cbaldoni@ab.mpg.de
For more than 10 years, my collaborators and I have been studying the problem-solving ability of squirrels. These rodent species are commonly seen in rural and urban areas of different European and Asian countries. We compared squirrels’ problem-solving ability in rural and urban environments ... [mehr]
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