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Nature´s GPS: the avian magnetic sensel

Date: 
Mon, 11/26/2018 - 5:15pm
Meeting point: 
Poppelsdorfer Schloss
Location: 
Lecture hall
Event type: 
Lecture
Event series: 
Colloquium on evolution and biodiversity
Target group: 
Studierende
Lecturer: 
Dr. Dominik Heyers, Animal Navigation, University of Oldenburg

Each year, billions of birds embark on impressive journeys, thereby covering thousands of kilometres with a precision unobtainable until the emergence of GPS satellites.
How they find their way has fascinated researchers and laymen alike for centuries. Since about 50 years it has been shown that, besides various natural cues such as stars, sun, olfaction etc, migratory birds can use the Earth´s magnetic field as an orientational cue on their journeys between breeding and wintering grounds.

This talk aims to give a comprehensive overview on the phenomenon of avian magnetoreception ranging from behavioural, neurobiological, molecular biological and quantum chemical evidence.

Contact person

Head of Section
+49 228 9122-241
+49 228 9122-295
h [dot] waegele [at] zfmk [dot] de

Colloquium on biology

Prof. Dr. H. Wägele
Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig,
Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany
 
Prof. Dr. G. von der Emde
Institute of Zoology, Poppelsdorfer Schloss,
Meckenheimer Allee 169, 53115 Bonn, Germany

Place: Great lecture hall, Poppelsdorfer Schloß
Time: mondays, 17.15 h

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