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Martin Wikelski
Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology
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Martin Wikelski

Company: Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology
Title: Director
Location: Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
Fields of operation: Education, Life & Health

Martin Wikelski is Director at the [Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology](http://www.orn.mpg.de/) based in Radolfzell, Germany, and Professor for Ornithology at the University of Konstanz. He is also Member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), visiting research scholar at Princeton University, research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and Emerging Explorer at the National Geographic Society. He received his Ph.D. at Bielefeld University and then postdoc’ed 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. He is leading the ICARUS initiative, aiming at installing the ´Internet of Animals´, aided by a small-object tracking system at the International Space Station. He authored more than 250 scientific publications.