Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Birds provide an ideal subject of research for a variety of fundamental biologic questions. Bird song for example resembles human language in many ways. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen want to find out how bird song has developed through learning process and what role neuronal principles and hormones play in this process. Furthermore they study the evolution of partner selection and loyalty of partners. Why do individuals differ in their mating behaviour and how does this affect their reproductive success, are examples of questions, that they search the answers for.
Currently, the institute hosts two departments and several independent research groups.
Phone: +49 8157 932-0
Fax: +49 8157 932-209
This institute has an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS):IMPRS for Organismal Biology
In addition, there is the possibility of individual doctoral research. Please contact the directors or research group leaders at the Institute.