THE INSTITUTE

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MaxCine is part of the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, which in turn belongs to the Max Planck Society. Here we briefly explain the structure and setup of our organization. 

The Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society is Germany's most successful research organisation - since its foundation in 1948, 22 Nobel Prize winners have joined the ranks of its researchers.

The current 86 Max Planck Institutes and facilities, most of them located in Germany, conduct basic research in the natural sciences, biotechnology, humanities and social sciences for the benefit of the general public.

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​The Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

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Our research goal at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior is to understand the pulse of the planet through the eyes and ears of animals.

In mid-2019, the institute in Radolfzell was separated from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen and became an independent institution. The MPI of Animal Behavior now consists of three departments and a research group, which are located both in Radolfzell and on the campus of the University of Konstanz

Our institute is constantly growing and expanding. Thus, some departments of the institute could move into new premises in Bücklestraße in Constance in summer 2020. In addition, a new building on the campus of the University of Konstanz will presumably be completed in 2026.

DEPARTMENTS

MIGRATION (Martin Wikelski)

COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR (Iain Couzin)

ECOLOGY OF ANIMAL SOCIETIES (Meg Crofoot)

RESEARCH GROUPS

COGNITIVE AND CULTURAL ECOLOGY (Lucy M. Aplin)

DEVELOPMENT AND EVOLUTION OF COGNITION (Caroline Schuppli)

GENES AND BEHAVIOR (Serena Ding)

Das Gruppenfoto zeigt überwiegend Mitarbeitende der Abteilung Tierwanderungen im Imaging-Hangar in Radolfzell

The group photo shows mainly employees of the animal migration department in the imaging hangar in Radolfzell

MaxCine

Are you curious? Are you creative? With MaxCine we integrate you into the everyday life of science.

The Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior is headed by Prof. Dr. Martin Wikelski. It is thanks to him that the center for communication and exchange MaxCine was established here in Radolfzell/Möggingen. This creates the unique opportunity to integrate the public into the research of the institute.

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