06th - 11th October 2016

The Pulse of the Planet

Friday 03rd October 2014 from 10h15 to 11h45
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
Sonja Hachenberger et Magnus Froböse
Written by
Sonja Hachenberger et Magnus Froböse
Produced by

Documentary, Germany, 2013, 52 min

Competition Middle school

Equipped with the latest transmitter technology and a passion for adventure, he dives into the world of animals: How is climate change affecting the behavior and habitat of animals? What role do they play in the spread of disease or as a key species in our food chain? How can we use the animal behavior to predict natural disasters?

We accompany Wikelski and his research colleagues around the world as they develop and use their ever shrinking, increasingly powerful transmitter systems. With the help of these mini computers they manage to analyze not only the group behavior of animals in real time but also track their individual decisions. While doing this they can also monitor either the animals' immune or cardiovascular systems.


Debate with :

  • Michel Viso, Exobiologist at the CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales)
  • Xavier Bonnet, Director, Center for Biological Studies Chize