Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW)
The ITAW has two facilities, one located in Büsum on the North Sea focusing on aquatic research and one in Hanover mainly working on terrestrial aspects.
The research of the institute includes investigations on the ecology and health of many different wildlife species. Basic, applied and monitoring research is conducted. Main working areas are e.g. abundance estimates, distribution and habitat use of marine and terrestrial species, feeding and reproductive ecology, bioacoustics, health assessment, infectious and zoonotic diseases, immunology, endocrinology. Effects of anthropogenic activities on wildlife populations are evaluated and population development is modelled. Management advice is given to national and international bodies.
Prof. Dr. Ursula Siebert