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Dr. Wolfgang Fiedler

Am Obstberg 1

78315 Radolfzell

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Dr. Wolfgang Fiedler

Dr. Wolfgang Fiedler

Dr. Wolfgang Fiedler

Position:

Research Scientist

Phone:

  • +49 7732 1501-60

Email:

Room:

Radolfzell

Main Focus

My research interest is focussed primarily on the phenology of bird movements as wellas the consequences of migratory behaviour for he bird on one hand as well as for the environment on the other hand. The first aspect comprises morphological adaptations of the flight apparatus (wing shape, ultrastructures on the wing) and of the immune system as well as behavioural adaptations e.g. in distance and timing of migration, movement strategies, temporal schedules and the incorporation of movement in the annual calendar where also time for breeding and moulting is needed. With respect to the effects of bird migration on the environment my current main interest focusses on the seed dispersal of frugivores and the disperal of pathogens through migrating waterbirds.

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2008 Research Scientist at the MPIO
  • since March 2000 scientific head of the Bird Ringing Centre at Vogelwarte Radolfzell
  • January 2005 until restructuring of the department 2008 head of Vogelwarte Radolfzell at Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
  • January 1998 - December 2004 scientific coworker of Prof. Peter Berthold at the former Max Planck Institute of Behavioural Physiology, now reorganized as Max Planck Institute for Ornithology

Honorary Offices

  • 1992 - 1998 chairman of the Nature Conservation Society (NABU) of the western District of Constance
  • since 1986 expert for bat conservation in the District of Constance
  • 1997 - 2016 Secretary of the Society for the Support of the Biological Station Rybachy
  • 2001 - 2017 Board Member of the European Union for Bird Ringing, 2003 - 2011 General Secretary of EURING, 2011 - 2017 EURING Chairman
  • 2001 - 2005 Secretary of the European Ornithologists Union
  • 2002 - 2011 General Secretary of the German Ornithologists’ Society (DO-G)
  • Since 2006 committee member of the International Ornithological Conference

Education

  • Februray 1994 - December 1997 PhD at the Max Planck Institute of Behavioural Physiology, Dept. "Vogelwarte Radolfzell". Title: The flight apparatus of the Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla): Registration methods, intraspecific variability, geno- and phenotypical variance, causes of selection and ecophysiological significance
  • June - December 1993 Diploma Thesis at the Max Planck Institute of Behavioural Physiology and the Biological Station Rybachy of the Institute of Zoology, St. Petersburg / Russia. Title: Migration passage of small birds in a stopover area in Rybachy (Rossitten) on the Courish Spit (Kaliningrad Area, Russia)
  • December 1992 Diploma Examinations (main subject: Zoophysiology, other subjects: Botany, Geology, Psychology)
  • October 1986 - January 1994 Study of Biology at the Eberhard-Karls-University of Tuebingen, Germany


Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Department Wikelski
  • IMPRS Faculty
  • MPI for Ornithology Radolfzell

Special Function:

  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • First Aider
 
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