Who we are

Our vision is to understand and predict animal decision-making in the natural world.

By developing and applying emerging technological and analytical approaches, our mission is to reveal the drivers of behavior across temporal, spatial, organizational, and taxonomic scales. To take up this challenge in all its complexity, we bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary team to produce rigorous and reproducible science that is shared openly. In this way, we contribute positively to the global research community and provide scientific training to empower the next generation. We foster a supportive and inclusive work environment that promotes intellectual exchange and productive collaboration.

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Three locations, three departments, many animal species.

It’s a lot to take in. Our students and staff guide you on a tour to meet the many faces and facilities at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior.

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