Prof. Dr. Martin Wikelski

Am Obstberg 1

78315 Radolfzell


Prof. Dr. Martin Wikelski

Prof. Dr. Martin Wikelski

Prof. Dr. Martin Wikelski


Managing Director



Main Focus

Curriculum Vitae

2008-present Director, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, Germany
2008-present Professor, University of Konstanz, Germany
2000-2008 Assistant and Associate Professor, Princeton University, USA
2000-2008 Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
1996-1998 Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
1995-1998 Research Associate, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
1994 PhD, Behavioral Ecology, Bielefeld University, Germany
1991 MSc, Biology,
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany


2016 Max Planck Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Max Planck Society
2014 Fellow of the International Ornithologits' Union (IOU)
2014 Member of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences
2010 National Geographic Society "Adventurer of the Year"
2008 National Geographic Society "Emerging Explorer"
2006 G. P. Baerends Lecturer, Dutch Behavioral Society
2004 IAS Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2003 Isabelle Baird Sprague Lecturer, Mount Holyoke College
2001 Distinguished Emlen Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2000 Bartholomew Laureate, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
1999 A. O. Beckman Award, University of Illinois
1998 Niko Tinbergen Laureate, German Ethological Society

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Department Wikelski
  • IMPRS Board
  • IMPRS Faculty
  • MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell
  • University of Konstanz
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