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General and Systematic Zoology

Team trip to Wampen

Presentation of the Lothar Kämpfe Award

EOU in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

research stay ICF, WI USA

Research on breeding behaviour

The research of our group (@AG_Vogelwarte) focuses on a wide spectrum of ecological as well as phylogenetic and population genetic questions in birds, but also gastropods. We are thus interested in the relationships of organisms with their environment including other organisms as well as in their individual and evolutionary genetic relationships. Accordingly, our methodological spectrum encompasses classical ecological as well as molecular approaches. For more details, please visit the “Research” section.


Zoological Institute and Museum
Vogelwarte Hiddensee

Building 6.2

Soldmannstrasse 23
17489 Greifswald

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86 4348 or
Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86 4347
angela.schmitzuni-greifswaldde or

Looking for available theses topics?

Here, you can find all open topics for malacological or ornithological based theses.


New Publication

Individuality in Egg Colouration of Black-Headed Gulls Chroicocephalus ridibundus across the Years Confirmed through DNA Analyses

The eggshell colouration among and within certain bird species is highly variable. Although many studies have addressed this variation, the reasons for it remain largely unclear. Consistent individual differences in egg colouration may improve the ability of colonially breeding birds to recognise their clutch among other neighbouring nests. Moreover, in species with a high incidence of intraspecific brood parasitism, such as the Black-head Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, egg colouration patterns may allow parents to expel foreign eggs from their own clutch ...

History of the Vogelwarte

Bird of the Year

European turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) Photo: Rosl Rößner

Mollusc of the Year

Heath snail (Helicella itala) © wikipedia
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