Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology
The world has become a small and crowded place. And yet life on earth remains mysterious and full of surprises and wonders we wish to understand. The essence of life is movement -'panta rhei' (everything moves, Heraklit).
We study living animals move across the globe, how they survive their perilous journey through time and space and how and why they die. This includes investigations into the physiology, social interactions, and environmental parameters influencing the individual decisions of animals on the move.