Field Research Station Niederfinow: Projects

Physiology, ecology and conservation of migratory bats

In this project the researchers investigate how migratory bats find their way when traveling over thousands of kilometres each year and which specific threats they are exposed to when moving across anthropogenically shaped landscapes.

Comparative environmental epigenomics in wildlife

Epigenetic changes function as flexible mechanisms to increase a species' adaptability to environmental changes, but past studies have focused mostly on maternal effects. Here we study parental transmitted epigenetic responses and ask also if different environmental changes invoke different or similar responses.

Information on animal studies

At the field research station of the Leibniz-IZW, experiments with animals are carried out regularly. This page explains, among other things, the reasons, the animal species studied, the stress, the legal framework and the procedure of animal studies at the IZW.