Science Communication

We have been involved in various science communication projects. We make Video Abstracts for our own research and also help other scientists. Get in touch if you want us to prepare a Video Abstract for your research!

Google OneToday campaign

Did you know… Most scientific research are funded by taxpayers’ money and still the public does not get access to the results of the majority of these studies.

Wildlife Messengers, founded by scientists, produced several video abstracts (short films of studies, comprehensible by non-scientists). Many researchers lack financial resources to reach a wide audience with their important investigation. We raise money to make video abstracts about nature conservation studies that contribute to real-life problems internationally.

Check out our #videoabstract campaign on Google OneToday.

The global journey of storks – 2018

A video abstract of the peer-reviewed publication “From local collective behavior to global migratory patterns in white storks published” in Science (2018)
Researchers: Andrea Flack, Máté Nagy, Wolfgang Fiedler, Iain D. Couzin, Martin Wikelski

Mowing for Biodiversity – 2018

A video abstract of the peer-reviewed publication “Annual mowing maintains plant diversity in threatened temperate grasslands” in Applied Vegetation Science (2018)
Researchers: Annabel L. Smith, Russell L. Barrett, Richard N.C. Milner

Population genetics of the swift parrot – 2018

A video abstract of the peer-reviewed publication “Genetic evidence confirms severe extinction risk for critically endangered swift parrots: implications for conservation management” in Animal Conservation (2018)
Researchers: D. Stojanovic & G. Olah, M. Webb, R. Peakall, R. Heinsohn

The drumming cockatoo – 2017

A video abstract of the peer-reviewed publication “Tool assisted rhythmic drumming in palm cockatoos shares key elements of human instrumental music” in Science Advances (2017)
Researchers: R. Heinsohn, C. N. Zdenek, R. B. Cunningham, J. A. Endler, N. E. Langmore

The Palm Cockatoo – 2017

Cintia made a short film, which introduces the research and conservation activities for the elusive palm cockatoos in Cape York, Australia.
Researchers: Christina N. Zdenek and Robert Heinsohn from the Australian National University.

Macaw clay licks and genetics – 2017

A video abstract of the peer-reviewed publication “The application of non-invasive genetic tagging reveals new insights into the clay lick use by macaws in the Peruvian Amazon” in Conservation Genetics (2017) doi:10.1007/s10592-017-0954-6​
Researchers: Olah G, Heinsohn RG, Brightsmith DJ, Peakall R

Landscape Genetics – 2016

A video abstract of the peer-reviewed publication “Exploring dispersal barriers using landscape genetic resistance modelling in scarlet macaws of the Peruvian Amazon” in Landscape Ecology (2016) doi:10.1007/s10980-016-0457-8
Researchers: George Olah, Annabel L. Smith, Gregory P. Asner, Donald J. Brightsmith, Robert G. Heinsohn, and Rod Peakall.

Status of Parrots – 2016

A video abstract of the peer-reviewed publication “Ecological and socio-economic factors affecting extinction risk in parrots” in Biodiversity and Conservation (2016) 25:205-223 doi:10.1007/s10531-015-1036-z
Researchers: Olah G, Butchart SHM, Symes A, Guzmán IM, Cunningham R, Brightsmith DJ, Heinsohn R

Article in Mongabay

Conservation Training in Sri Lanka – 2015

As a scientist, living in a biologically magnificent place has certain responsibilities. You want to protect it, understand its secrets, and to share it with others. That is why we created the International Training Program on Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife and Primate Conservation.


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