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

MPYC researchers Scott Yanco and Ruth Oliver have organized a special session at the 2022 Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of America (https://www.esa.org/...
Science magazine recently highlighted the initial phase of ICARUS (International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space), a flagship project of the MPYC. The article...
The International COVID-19 Bio-Logging Initiative, a flagship project of the MPYC, recently received a ten year endorsement from the United Nations Decade for Ocean...