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 current 85 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.
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 two Max Planck Research Groups, located both in Radolfzell and on the campus of the University of Konstanz.
Our institute is constantly growing and expanding. For example, some areas of the institute were able to move into new premises in Bücklestraße in Constance in the summer of 2020. In addition, a new building on the campus of the University of Konstanz is expected to be completed in 2028.
MIGRATION (Martin Wikelski)
COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR (Iain Couzin)
ECOLOGY OF ANIMAL SOCIETIES (Meg Crofoot)
GENES AND BEHAVIOR (Serena Ding)
The group photo shows mainly employees of the animal migration department in the imaging hangar in Radolfzell
The Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior is headed by Prof. Dr. Martin Wikelski, among others. 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.