Department of Migration

 

Myriads of organisms travel great distances on their search for suitable food, wintering and mating grounds. Our planet resembles one large pulsating organism, in which all of the organisms that are continually moving are breathing life into it. Understanding this pulsating life and its underlying mechanisms allows a better understanding of the ecologically dynamic processes on a global scale.

We strive to understand and predict which decisions animals will make on their journey, how animals will interact with their ever-changing environment, and the consequences their migrations have on ecosystems and humans. Above all, this insight will enable us to predict the impact that we humans have on these processes and allow us to understand the future consequences.

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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

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National Geographic

The Epic Journeys of Migratory Birds more

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Vogelkiller? Plötzlich löst sich das wichtigste Argument der Windkraft-Gegner in Luft auf more

Mike Fernandez/Audubon

This Pioneering Collaboration Will Open a New Window Into Bird Migration more

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