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,
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It’s been a year since the topping out ceremony for the new Centre for Visual Computing of Collectives (VCC) took place. Look at the timelapse of construction up until now. See video here
For more info on the VCC building
Iain Couzin has created a playground for biologists. Cameras follow groups of fish, grasshoppers balance on a ball in a virtual reality container and birds fly around with small backpacks, with which all their conversations are overheard. Film by tv NTR
Watch here (in Dutch)
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Devastating swarms of locusts are devouring everything in their path from Africa to India. Scientists and citizens are waging a massive war with cutting edge technology to stop the infestation from becoming a deadly plague.
Film by CuriosityStream
Interview with Iain Couzin on the causes of the locust plague in East Africa.
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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The International Max Planck Research School for Organismal Biology (IMPRS) has released the list of 2020 PhD projects. All projects are fully funded for at least 3 years. Application deadline is Jan 15!
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),
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.
Researchers discover that information processing in animal groups occurs not only in the brains of animals but also in their social network. Read more….