Department of Biology



Our latest studies are concerned with birdwatchers, people spending a considerable amount of time outdoors, watching and documenting birds. Not just a leisure activity, but it also retrieves valuable data for citizen science projects. We aim at becoming an established research group for this topics.

See our recent papers, follow us on twitter: @christophrandl1 :

separating birders into clusters (novice, intermediate, specialist)

Citizen scientists, user of the ornitho-portal, score higher in specialization scores and knowledge

We need more women and younger people as leaders in birding, University degree not important for guiding birdwalks

Birders sleep different - as usual non-birders on week days and weekend days, but earlier on birding days, the more specialized (or 'keen') the earlier

Are owls watching owls? Chronotype-analysis of birders and their preferred species

SARS-CoV-2 changed also birding habits

Ranking #1 in GoogleScholar Topic "Biology Education"

Februar 2019

Prof. Randler in der Fernsehserie 1,2 oder 3 mit ELTON,1040537237/

Der SWR berichtet in seiner TV-Sendung "natürlich!" über das Spitzbergprojekt:

Ab etwa Minute 16 wird über das Projekt berichtet, ab Minute 22:17 wird über die Kamerafallen berichtet.
Wir nehmen teil am Spitzbergprojekt von Prof. Dr. Thomas Gottschalk, Erfassung von Säugern mit Kamerafallen.

Die Didaktik der Biologie ist am Wissenschaftscampus Tübingen beteiligt.

Mit unserem Poster zu den Wildtierkameras haben wir auf der 150. Tagung der Deutschen Ornithologen-Gesellschaft in Halle (Saale) den Posterpreis gewonnen.

Zitationsanalyse zum Chronotyp:

Juli 2017
​​​​​​​Arash Rahafar, Ali Kasaeian, Corina Faßl and Christoph Randler presented their findings on the ISSID in Warsaw.

ISSID 2017