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Welcome to e-obs GmbH!

We are an innovative company based in Germany. We are specialized in engineering and production of high-end GPS telemetry products to study animal movement and behaviour.

Our special focus are lightweight GPS-tags combining high data rates and remote data download capabilities. Our goal is to enable biologists to observe animals in the wild using electronic means in order to gain valuable and detailed behavioural information.

Our products enable researchers to analyse small scale movement (e.g. bird using thermic updrafts) and distinguish distinct behaviors (e.g. bird in active flight vs. gliding vs. resting on ground / fox sleeping vs. walking vs. running).

e-obs offers bird tags as well as mammal collars in numerous shapes and sizes for a variety of study approaches.

Please get in touch with us to learn more...(contact us).


Research Highlights


SCIENCE COVER 2015-06-19

Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin, Damien R. Farine, Iain D. Couzin, Margaret C. Crofoot Shared decision-making drives collective movement in wild baboons SCIENCE 19 June 2015, Vol. 348 no. 6241 pp. 1358-1361, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa5099



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First papers in 2016:

A. Flack, W. Fiedler, J. Blas, I. Pokrovsky, M. Kaatz, M. Mitropolsky, K. Aghababyan, I. Fakriadis, E. Makrigianni, L. Jerzak, H. Azafzaf, C. Feltrup-Azafzaf, S. Rotics, T. M. Mokotjomela, R. Nathan, M. Wikelski, Costs of migratory decisions: A comparison across eight white stork populations, Sci. Adv., 2, e1500931 (2016).


Scharf AK, LaPoint S, Wikelski M, Safi K, Acceleration Data Reveal Highly Individually Structured Energetic Landscapes in Free-Ranging Fishers (Pekania pennanti), PLoS ONE, 11(2): e0145732. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0145732


Meaghan N. Evans, Sergio Guerrero-Sanchez, Mohd Soffian Abu Bakar, Peter Kille, Benoit Goossens, First known satellite collaring of a viverrid species: preliminary performance and implications of GPS tracking Malay civets (Viverra tangalunga), Ecological Research, 2016, 10(10) DOI 10.1007/s11284-016-1338-y


Nawang Norbu, Ugyen, Martin C. Wikelski and David S. Wilcove, Partial altitudinal migration of the Near Threatened satyr tragopan Tragopan satyra in the Bhutan Himalayas: implications for conservation in mountainous environments, Oryx, available on CJO2016. doi:10.1017/S0030605315000757


Springer A, Mellmann A, Fichtel C, Kappeler PM, Social structure and Escherichia coli sharing in a group-living wild primate, Verreaux's sifaka, BMC Ecology, 2016;16:6. doi:10.1186/s12898-016-0059-y


Daniel Bengtsson, Kamran Safi, Alexis Avril, Wolfgang Fiedler, Martin Wikelski, Gunnar Gunnarsson, Johan Elmberg, Conny Tolf, Björn Olsen, Jonas Waldenström, Does influenza A virus infection affect movement behaviour during stopover in its wild reservoir host? R. Soc. open sci, 2016 3 150633; DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150633


Pius Korner, Annette Sauter, Wolfgang Fielder & Lukas Jenni, Variable allocation of activity to daylight and night in the mallard. Animal Behaviour, 115 (2016) 69-79, DOI:10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.02.026