Martin Wikelski is Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology based in Radolfzell, Germany, and Professor for Ornithology at the University of Konstanz. He is also visiting research scholar at Princeton University, research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and Explorer at the National Geographic Society. Wikelski is the chairperson for the International Max Planck Research School on Organismal Biology at the University of Konstanz.
He received his Ph.D. at Bielefeld University and then postdoced at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Wikelski was assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, from 1998-2000 and then assistant and associate professor at Princeton University from 2000-2008. He is currently investigating global migratory pattern in animals with particular emphasis on disease spread and zoonoses. In this capacity Wikelski heads the migration ecology group within the FAO Scientific Task Force on Wildlife and Ecosystem Health. He is leading the ICARUS initiative, aiming at measuring the ‘Pulse of the Living Planet’ by installing an experimental small-object tracking system at the International Space Station. He authored more than 150 publications.
|Department of Biology||Professor|
|Advanced Course Organismal biology: Going Wild||practical course||BIO-11500-20171|
|Advanced Course Organismal biology: Going Wild||lecture course with colloquium||BIO-11490-20171|
|Brutbiologischer Kurs der Vogelwarte Radolfzell||course||BIO-10495-20171|
|Migration and Immuno-Ecology||supervision of research theses|