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 for Ornithology, Radolfzell.

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

*/ MPYC contributed to a significant article published in Nature Ecology and Evolution that is helping answer the question on everyone's minds since we settled into...
The cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev installing an antenna on the International Space Station in 2018 to track animal movements on Earth.Credit...A. Gerst/ESA/NASA
*/ The collaboration between ICARUS (International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space) and MPYC was featured in a New York Times article on June 9, 2020. The...
Center affiliates published a study entitled “The projected timing of abrupt ecological disruption from climate change” in Nature this month, which became the main focus of...