Ontogeny and Migration

Ontogeny and Migration

Change is the only constant

Myriads of organisms travel great distances on their search for suitable food, wintering and mating grounds. Our planet resembles one large pulsating organism, in which all of the organisms that are continually moving are breathing life into it. Understanding this pulsating life and its underlying mechanisms allows a better understanding of the ecologically dynamic processes on a global scale.

We strive to understand and predict which decisions animals will make on their journey, how animals will interact with their ever-changing environment, and the consequences their migrations have on ecosystems and humans. Above all, this insight will enable us to predict the impact that we humans have on these processes and allow us to understand the future consequences.


ICARUS' mission is to work towards establishing a remote sensing platform for scientists world-wide that  track small organisms globally, enabling observations and experiments over large spatial scales. more
Scientists around the world are examining the movement patterns of migratory species. Information about animal movement can tell researchers not only about the behavior of individual species, but also about how animals interact with
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