Welcome to the Max Planck - Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change

The Center, officially opening in May 2018, is a partnership between Yale University and its Center for Biodiversity and Global Change and the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior.

It is one of several International Max Planck Centers which link Max Planck Institutes and international partners and have the aim to bundle knowledge, methods and know-how to create added scientific value.

The Center supports research and training around the use of new technologies such as GPS tracking and remote sensing to address questions in ecology, behavior, and global change.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in our group. We aim to promote the success of traditionally underrepresented groups in science because we believe not only in the importance of increasing equity across academia, but also that a diverse team will enable a broader perspective and enhance creativity.

Program News

A new short documentary highlights the ICARUS Initiative, its breakthrough technology, and the potential for revolutionizing how we think about the connections between...
Please join us in congratulating the recipients of our inaugural Max Planck-Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change Travel Grant. The grant will fund travel...
Cranes are some of the most endangered but also enigmatic species of large birds. The MPYC has started to replace the 100-year-old bird banding tradition with a novel banding...