The unprecedented challenges of global change can only be solved when we understand both the smallest details and the bigger picture. The Max Planck-Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change is a collaboration between two hubs for ecological science that unites the animal tracking research of the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior and the global analysis expertise of the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change.
That means our researchers are looking at how animals behave across various levels of biological organization, from tracking a single white stork as it lives and dies on Earth to watching seasonal migrations of entire species from satellites in outer space. And our research isn’t just about the present: by studying how animals move now, we can understand how they might behave in the future.
The MPYC is one of several International Max Planck Centers which link Max Planck Institutes and international partners and have the aim to bundle knowledge, methods and know-how to create added scientific value. Combining the skills of international researchers with funding from agencies such as NASA and National Geographic Society, we’re studying animal ecology on a global scale.
Walter Jetz, Director of the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change
Martin Wikelski, Director of the Department Animal Migration at the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behaviour
Yale Steering Committee Members:
Nyeema Harris, Associate Professor of Wildlife and Land Conservation at Yale School of the Environment
Martha Munoz, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University
Vanessa Ezenwa, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University
Os Schmitz, Director of the Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies
David Skelly, Director of the Yale Peabody Museum
Michael Donoghue, Sterling Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University