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 Max-Planck Yale Center flagship project, ICARUS (International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space), a system including a receiver on the International Space...
Climate change is progressing at an alarming rate at high northern latitudes with widespread ecological consequences to the animals that reside there. MPYC members Martin...
A Soyuz capsule approaches the ISS, in the foreground the rod-shaped Icarus antenna can be seen.  © Roscosmos
The ICARUS (International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space) initiative has successfully completed a test phase in the past months and has started its first pilot...