Scientific Advisory Board
Every two years, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology evaluates the directors and research group leaders regarding their research program and resource allocation to ensure that they pursue only high level state of the art research. The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are recruited from internationally leading research institutions and universities and are selected by the President of the Max Planck Society on the basis of suggestions from the institute. They are appointed for a maximum period of six years, and new appointments replace part of the members every three years.
The last meeting of the council took place from November 11 to 13, 2014. Prof. Dr. Gabrielle A. Nevitt was chairwoman of the board.
The members of the board are
Prof. Dr. Evan Balaban, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
Prof. Dr. Staffan Bensch, Lund University, Sweden
Prof. Dr. Kevin Gaston, University of Exeter, UK
Prof. Dr. Ellen Ketterson, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Prof. Dr. Pat Monaghan, University of Glasgow, Schottland
Prof. Dr. Gabrielle A. Nevitt, Unversity of California, Davis, USA
Prof. Dr. Michael J. Ryan, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Prof. Dr. Martin J. Wild, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Prof. Dr. David W. Winkler, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA