The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Bat echolocation calls as public information: from neurons to predator-prey communities

Date: 
Mon, 05/27/2019 - 5:15pm
Meeting point: 
Poppelsdorfer Schloss
Location: 
Lecture hall
Event type: 
Lecture
Event series: 
Colloquium on evolution and biodiversity
Target group: 
Studierende
Lecturer: 
Dr. Holger Görlitz, MPI for Ornithology, Seewiesen

Active sensory systems, such as echolocation, evolved for the benefit of the sender. However, as active systems constantly radiate energy into the environment, they also provide ample public information to friends and foe.

Echolocating bats move swiftly in 3D space, often in dense aggregations, using sound to interact with their environment, other bats of the same and different species, and their prey.

Here, I will discuss current findings and ideas, first about how bats use echo information for imaging properties of their environment, second about echolocation calls as public information in social environments, and third about using sound for camouflage and deception in the predator-prey-system of bats and eared insects.

Contact person

Head of Section
+49 228 9122-241
+49 228 9122-295
h.waegele [at] leibniz-zfmk.de

Colloquium on biology

Prof. Dr. H. Wägele
Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig,
Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany
 
Prof. Dr. G. von der Emde
Institute of Zoology, Poppelsdorfer Schloss,
Meckenheimer Allee 169, 53115 Bonn, Germany

Place: Great lecture hall, Poppelsdorfer Schloß
Time: mondays, 17.15 h

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