Who we are
Organisational structure of the IMPRS-QBEE
The Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, jointly with the Department of Biology at the University of Konstanz collaborate in the International Max Planck Research School for Quantitative Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution from lab to field (IMPRS-QBEE) that was launched in 2022.
The IMPRS board is elected into office by its faculty members and doctoral students, respectively. For the latter, elections take place each year during the annual doctoral student meeting, and the facutly elect their representatives every 2nd year during the facutly retreat and general assembly meeting.
The vision of the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior (MPI-AB) shall lay the grounds for the new IMPRS-QBEE in that we shall prepare our IMPRS graduates to understand and predict behavior, ecology and evolution in the natural world. By developing and applying emerging technological and analytical approaches, our mission is to reveal the drivers of behavior, ecology and evolution across temporal, spatial, organizational, and taxonomic scales. To take up this challenge in all its complexity, we bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary IMPRS faculty, as well as multiple collaborative research opportunities, to produce rigorous and reproducible science that is shared openly. In this way, we contribute positively to the global research community and provide scientific training, in our innovative IMPRS structured program, to empower the next generation. We foster a supportive and inclusive work environment, together with our faculty members of the Department of Biology of the University of Konstanz that will further promote intellectual exchange and productive collaboration.