Articles in the magazine "MaxPlanckResearch"
Biodiversity Must Be Restored. Recent decades have seen an accelerated extinction of wild plants and animals throughout the world. There is still a chance to stop it, at least in Germany. A simple model shows a way out of the bio - diversity crisis
The Advantages of Being Different. Zebra finches exhibit major differences in their mating and sexual behavior – from shy to aggressive. Evolutionary biologists question what advantages such a high degree of individuality can have
Bart Kempenaers. He has every reason to be optimistic: 37-year-old behavioral ecologist Bart Kempenaers has succeeded in making the leap from head of an independent Junior Research Group to Max Planck Director
The Great Communicator. On November 7, 2003, Konrad Lorenz would have been 100 years old. The Austrian ethologist, active at the Max Planck Institutes from 1950 to 1973, was not just the founder of comparative behavioral research, a Nobel Prize winner and, briefly, a Nazi sympathizer – he was also an outstanding advocate of the sciences whose works reached far beyond his own field. Konrad Lorenz made his own subject popular and he also made himself available for environmental protection issues, fighting against the construction of power plants and warning about the self-destruction of humanity
The Bigger the Brain, the Brighter the Being? Two and a half thousand years ago in ancient China, the various abilities of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish were exhibited in the zoological garden called the "Park of Intelligence"
Excursion to the Imps of Darkness. At the prompting of the Max Planck Institute and a large number of other international scientific organizations, the Charles Darwin Research Station was founded on the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador in 1959
From the Prussian Desert to the Swabian Sea. The founding of the Rossitten Ornithological Station 100 years ago lent wings to the field of ornithology in Germany. Prof. Peter Berthold outlines its chequered history