Press and Public Relations
MPR 1/2013Birds That Go Wild for the City
Many animal species have made their homes in towns and cities. However, the conditions they encounter there are different than those under which they would live in a natural environment. Henrik Brumm, Jesko Partecke and Bart Kempenaers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen and Radolfzell are studying the effects of city living on our native songbirds. In the process, they have discovered some surprising behavioral changes.
MPR 3 /2008Sleepless in Seewiesen
With the help of a wind tunnel, ornithologists are keen to find out whether migratory birds occasionally sleep with one brain hemisphere during long-distance flights.
MPR 1 /2007The Advantages of Being Different
Zebra finches exhibit major differences in their mating and sexual behavior – from shy to aggressive. Evolutionary biologists question what advantages such a high degree of individuality can have.
MPR 2 /2004Bart Kempenaers
He has every reason to be optimistic: 37-year-old behavioral ecologist Bart Kempenaers has succeeded in making the leap
from head of an independent Junior Research Group to Max
MPR 2 /2003Excursion to the Imps of Darkness
At the prompting of the Max Planck Institute and a large number of other international scientific organizations, the Charles Darwin Research Station was founded on the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador in 1959.
MPR 3 /2002Stonechats in Dummy Test
Scientists at the Max Planck Research Centre for Ornithology are studying aggressive behaviour in stonechats.
MPR 4 /2001From the Prussian Desert to the Swabian Sea
The founding of the Rossitten Ornithological Station 100 years ago lent wings to the field of ornithology in Germany. Prof. Peter Berthold outlines
its chequered history.