Ingo Schiffner

Summary

Affiliation: Frankfurt am Main
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi Temporal fluctuations of the geomagnetic field affect pigeons' entire homing flight
    Ingo Schiffner
    Fachbereich Biowissenschaften der J W Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Haus A, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 197:765-72. 2011
  2. pmc Tracking pigeons in a magnetic anomaly and in magnetically "quiet" terrain
    Ingo Schiffner
    Fachbereich Biowissenschaften der J W Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 98:575-81. 2011
  3. doi A strong magnetic anomaly affects pigeon navigation
    Roswitha Wiltschko
    Fachbereich Biowissenschaften der JW Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Siesmayerstrasse 70, D 60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    J Exp Biol 212:2983-90. 2009
  4. doi Point of decision: when do pigeons decide to head home?
    Ingo Schiffner
    Fachbereich Biowissenschaften, J W Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Siesmayerstr 70, 60054, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 96:251-8. 2009
  5. doi The role of the magnetite-based receptors in the beak in pigeon homing
    Roswitha Wiltschko
    Fachbereich Biowissenschaften, J W Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Siesmayerstrasse 70, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Curr Biol 20:1534-8. 2010

Detail Information

Publications5

  1. doi Temporal fluctuations of the geomagnetic field affect pigeons' entire homing flight
    Ingo Schiffner
    Fachbereich Biowissenschaften der J W Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Haus A, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 197:765-72. 2011
    ..This continuing effect of magnetic fluctuations indicates that magnetic factors not only affect the beginning, but remain an integral part of the pigeons' navigational processes during the entire homing flight...
  2. pmc Tracking pigeons in a magnetic anomaly and in magnetically "quiet" terrain
    Ingo Schiffner
    Fachbereich Biowissenschaften der J W Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 98:575-81. 2011
    ..These findings support the assumption that magnetically anomalous conditions initially interfere with the pigeons' navigational processes, with birds showing rather individual responses in their attempts to overcome these problems...
  3. doi A strong magnetic anomaly affects pigeon navigation
    Roswitha Wiltschko
    Fachbereich Biowissenschaften der JW Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Siesmayerstrasse 70, D 60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    J Exp Biol 212:2983-90. 2009
    ..This, in turn, implies that pigeons can sense the respective changes in magnetic intensity. Magnetic cues seem to be included in the normal navigational processes that determine the departure direction...
  4. doi Point of decision: when do pigeons decide to head home?
    Ingo Schiffner
    Fachbereich Biowissenschaften, J W Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Siesmayerstr 70, 60054, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 96:251-8. 2009
    ..The behavior during this phase seems to be controlled by flight preparation, exploration, and non-navigational motivations rather than by navigational necessities alone...
  5. doi The role of the magnetite-based receptors in the beak in pigeon homing
    Roswitha Wiltschko
    Fachbereich Biowissenschaften, J W Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Siesmayerstrasse 70, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Curr Biol 20:1534-8. 2010
    ..These findings indicate that the receptors in the beak mediate magnetic "map" information and that this information is normally included in the navigational process yet can be replaced by nonmagnetic factors at most sites...