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Neuer Forschungspreis des Zukunftskollegs

Das Zukunftskolleg der Universität Konstanz initiiert einen neuen Forschungspreis: Der Zukunftskolleg Research Award würdigt wissenschaftliche Leistungen junger ForscherInnen und unterstützt sie dabei, ihr wissenschaftliches Profil weiterzuentwickeln. Für seine erstmalige Vergabe ist der Forschungspreis 2022 für wissenschaftliche Arbeiten zum Thema „Evolution of behaviour“ ausgeschrieben.

No time to nap in nature

Sleep study on a troop of wild baboons reveals that sacrificing sleep to meet pressing demands is common—and might even be part of our evolutionary history (Adapted version of the original press release from the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior).

AI experts and ecologists join forces to revolutionize wildlife research

A team of experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and animal ecology have put forth a new, cross-disciplinary approach intended to enhance research on wildlife species and make more effective use of the vast amounts of data now being collected thanks to new technology. Their article appeared in Nature Communications. (Adapted version of the original press release from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne; EPFL)

Saving animal lives using Big Data

The Movebank ecosystem of tools offers a one-stop-shop solution to storing, sharing, and making sense of the deluge of data generated by the animal tracking revolution. The Big Data platform helps scientists study animal behavior and ecology, and it can save animal lives - by enabling large-scale conservation projects, but also in individual cases.

Global loss of floristic uniqueness

Naturalized alien plants are causing a worldwide decline in the uniqueness of regional floras, according to the results of a global research project led by biologists from the University of Konstanz

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize for Iain Couzin

Outstanding research on the "rules of the swarm": behavioural biologist Professor Iain Couzin from the University of Konstanz awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The Leibniz Prize is the most important and most highly endowed research award in Germany.