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


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

Rotics, S., Kaatz, M., Resheff, Y. S., Feldman Turjeman, S., Zurell, D., Sapir, N., Eggers, U., Flack, A., Fiedler, W., Jeltsch, F., Wikelski, M. and Nathan, R., The challenges of the first migration: movement and behavior of juvenile versus adult white storks with insights regarding juvenile mortality, J Anim Ecol., 2016, Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12525

Martijn J.A. Weteringsa, Marco Zaccaronib, Nikki van der Koorec, Linda M. Zijlstrac, Henry J. Kuipersc, Frank van Langeveldea, Sipke E. van Wierena., Strong reactive movement response of the medium-sized European hare to elevated predation risk in short vegetation, Animal Behaviour, 2016, Volume 115, May 2016, Pages 107-114, doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.03.011

McLean, Kevin A., Trainor, Anne M., Asner, Gregory P., Crofoot, Margaret C., Hopkins, Mariah E., Campbell, Christina J., Martin, Roberta E., Knapp, David E. and Jansen, Patrick A., Movement patterns of three arboreal primates in a Neotropical moist forest explained by LiDAR-estimated canopy structure, Landscape Ecology, 2016, Pages 1-14, 1572-9761, doi.org/10.1007/s10980-016-0367-9

Michael Abedi-Lartey, Dina K.N. Dechmann, Martin Wikelski, Anne K. Scharf, Jakob Fahr, Long-distance seed dispersal by straw-coloured fruitbats varies by season and landscape , Global Ecology and Conservation, Volume 7, July 2016, Pages 12-24, doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2016.03.005

Guillaume Bastille-Rousseau, Jonathan Potts, Charles B. Yackulic, Jacqueline L. Frair, Hance Ellington, and Stephen Blake, Flexible characterization of animal movement pattern using net squared displacement and a latent state model , Movement Ecology, 2016, 4:15, doi: 10.1186/s40462-016-0080-y

Crofoot Farine, Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin, Tanya Berger-Wolf, Brian Ziebart, Ivan Brugere, Jia Li & Margaret C. Crofoot, Both Nearest Neighbours and Longterm Affiliates Predict Individual Locations During Collective Movement in Wild Baboons , nature, Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 27704 (2016), doi:10.1038/srep27704