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

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Congratulations to MPYC’s post doc, Brett Jesmer on his professorship appointment at Virginia Tech within the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation, College of...
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Monday, March 23, 2020 - 8:00am to Friday, March 27, 2020 - 5:00pm
The writing workshop, “Linking individual movements with community ecology” resulted from the Max Planck-Yale Center symposium of May 2019 “Linking individual behavior to...
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 3:00pm
New study in Nature Communications simulated global bird migrations during scenarios of past climate conditions. The paper, product of an international collaboration within ...