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Funding for new Max Planck building in Konstanz

Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior gets a new building at the University of Konstanz

Baden-Württemberg supports the establishment of the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior at the University of Konstanz with 60 million euros. The facility is of enormous importance for the state government’s activities on climate protection and in the field of artificial intelligence.

With 58 million euros, Baden-Württemberg will support the establishment of the Max Planck Institute for Behavioral Biology on Lake Constance,

Die biblische Plage kehrt zurück – the biblical plague returns.

Heuschrecken – Schwärme mit Millionen von Heuschrecken vernichten derzeit Ernten in Afrika, Asien und
auf der Arabischen Halbinsel. Für umweltverträgliche, biologische Bekämpfungsmassnahmen ist es zu spät.

Locusts – Flocks of millions of locusts are currently wiping out crops in Africa, Asia and in the Arabian Peninsula. It is too late for environmentally friendly, biological control measures.

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Konstanz scientists among the world’s most influential

Two collective behaviour researchers, Iain Couzin and Damien Farine, have been named in the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group.

The annual list identifies scientists and social scientists whose work was most often cited in the last decade, underlining the influence and impact the researchers have had in their fields.

Couzin and Farine – from the Max Planck institute of Animal Behavior (MPIAB),

Iain Couzin wins the 2019 Lagrange Prize

The first and most important international recognition in the field of complex systems awarded to a pioneer of the study of collective animal behaviour.

Iain Couzin, a leader in the study of collective animal behaviour, is the recipient of the 2019 Lagrange – CRT Foundation Prize, the first and most important international recognition dedicated to the study of complex systems across all disciplines. Couzin is Director of the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior in Konstanz as well as Chair of Biodiversity and Collective Behaviour and Co-Director of the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz.