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Chair of Behavioral Physiology & Sociobiology

Degen, Tobias

Dr. Tobias Degen

Guest researcher
Zoologie II
Universität Würzburg
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg
Building: B1 (Biozentrum)
Room: D135
Link: AG Degen
Portrait of Tobias Degen

My research interest focuses on the application of remote sensing techniques for monitoring night-time lighting and the quality of the night sky. This technology enables the collection and analysis of comprehensive data on light emissions and their impacts on the environment. I am particularly interested in monitoring and understanding the effects of light pollution, a growing environmental concern that affects both urban and rural ecosystems.

Another focus of my work lies in the area of insect tracking and the movement analysis of insects. By using modern tracking systems, I aim to gain detailed insights into the movement patterns and behaviors of insects, especially in the context of urban lighting and natural light sources.

My goal is to build an interdisciplinary bridge between engineering and biology. Through the linkage of various fields, I intend to develop new perspectives and solutions for the challenges associated with artificial light and its influence on the natural world. Technical innovations as well as biological understanding play a central role in promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly lighting concepts.