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New Science paper with contributions from BioMove!

Mammals move less in human-modified landscapes.
On average, mammals move distances two to three times shorter in human-modified landscapes than they do in the wild. These findings have been published today by an international team lead by researchers at the Senckenberg Nature Research Society and Goethe University Frankfurt in the journal Science. Three BioMove researchers are members of this international team. It is the first time this topic has been examined at a global scale and for many different species at once. The authors highlight that these results may have far reaching consequences for ecosystems and in turn, for society.


Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements

Marlee A. Tucker et. al. 2018, Science : 466-469



BioMove @ Ecology Across Borders 2017

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Career Day 2017 - Scientific Life Balance

October 20th, 2017 - 9.30 to 16.00 hrs

Urania Berlin


Svenja Neupert & Mark Edwards

BioMove Retreat 2017

Next BioMove Workshop

BioMove Biodiversity Workshop 28.-29.09.2017
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Career Day 2017 - Scientific Life Balance

This career day is about the art of work-life-balance in scientific research. This event seeks to help all female and male students and researchers, at all scientific career levels, who would like to gain insight into the ways of balancing that really work!

For details and registration visit

Career Day 2017 - Poster
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Cédric Scherer (P02) won the poster award of the "Gordon Research Conference on Movement Ecology of Animals“, held in Ventura, CA, USA, on March 19 -24, 2017. Congratulations!

Video: Daphnia magna response to temperature

See also Project P07/P08!

Master and Bachelor theses

Many BioMove projects are seeking for motivated students interested in field work! If you are keen to write your thesis or to take a hands-on training in one of the projects, please contact the PhD students or biomove-rtg [at]!

Please find more information [here] or on the project sites.

BioMove Retreat 2016 [more photos]

BioMove in "Portal Wissen"

Portal Wissen 2/2016 - Deutsch
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Portal Wissen 2/2016 - English
PDF-Dokument [9.2 MB]

BioMove Telemetry Summer School

Animal tracking methods and advanced data analyses


at Biological Station in Gülpe, Havelland

October 10 - 14, 2016


This summer school will combine some hands-on exercises in manual and automatic VHS telemetry, RFID-based tracking, GPS telemetry and accelerometry with an introduction into indirect tracking methods (e.g. stable isotope analysis). Moreover, we aim to extend your knowledge in spatial data analyses. Invited experts will present current research using various tracking systems and introduce latest technologies.

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BioMove Telemetry Summer School 2016 [more photos]

BioMove @ GfÖ 2016

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BioMove @ Minerva School 2016 [more photos]

Minerva School 2016

The Minerva School "Emerging high-throughput systems for wildlife tracking at the regional scale" will train young scientists in regional‐scale wildlife tracking, focusing on “reverse‐GPS” technologies and the ATLAS system.

Venue: Hebrew University and in the Hula Valley

Date: May 29 - June 2, 2016

More information:

BioMove Retreat 2015 [Gallery]





Research Training Group

DFG-GRK 2118/1


Prof. Dr. Florian Jeltsch

jeltsch [at]


Deputy speaker:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Niels Blaum blaum [at]



Dr. Antje Herde

herde [at]


biomove-rtg [at]

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