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Season's Greetings from the CASCB Speakers

As we approach the end of 2022, it has already been four years since we started our journey with the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz. We have been a fast-growing community and a community that has been growing together. The older ones among us still remember how little we knew of each other in the beginning and, if we are honest, how little we knew exactly what we were supposed to do together, with all these people from unfamiliar disciplines…

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Herds & Hovering: Artists inspired by science

Art exhibition in the foyer of the University of Konstanz, 2 December 2022, 12:00-16:00

How do artists respond to the behaviour of herds of hoofed animals like zebras or antelopes? The art exhibition "Herds & Hovering" in the foyer of the University of Konstanz adopts scientific findings of animal behaviour research in artistic design – from 3D animations to fashion.

ERC Starting Grant for Armin Bahl

Armin Bahl, professor of neurobiology and zoology at the University of Konstanz receives an ERC Starting Grant for his project "Neural basis of zebrafish collective decision-making". The project is funded with 1.5 million euros. Armin Bahl is also a group leader at the Cluster of Excellence "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour" and a Research Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg.

Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship for Jeanine Grütter

Jeanine Grütter, professor at the Department of Empirical Educational Research at the University of Konstanz and group leader at the CASCB, received a Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship. The foundation announced the fellows for 2023-2025 on 22 November.

Flying high for conservation

By developing revolutionary drone technologies, an ambitious new network will help push wildlife conservation into the 21st century

Conservation Tech Award for MoveApps

The MoveApps platform allows researchers and wildlife managers to quickly and easily analyze animal movement data – no special data analysis skills required. Now MoveApps has won the 2022 Conservation Tech Award. The free and open-source platform was developed by the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior in collaboration with the University of Konstanz.

What Darwin would discover today

Biologist Eduardo Sampaio researched octopuses off Cape Verde. He participated in a Citizen Science-led expedition that retraced the journey of Charles Darwin

Infektionsschutz nach Art der Ameisen

Öffentlicher Vortrag der Biologin Yuko Ulrich, der ersten Preisträgerin des Zukunftskolleg-Forschungspreises, am 18. November 2022 an der Universität Konstanz