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Name Dr Marc Holderied
Job title Reader in Biological Sciences
Department School of Biological Sciences University of Bristol
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Qualifications PhD(Erlangen)
Professional details
Keywords echolocation
sensory physiology of nectar-feeding bats
directional hearing (bats & insects)
bat flight
spatiotemporal use of natural habitats (bats)
interactions between echolocating bats & ultrasound sensitive prey
evolution of echo signatures in food & prey species
Areas of expertise I work on bioacoustics, in particular, acoustic Ecology and Behaviour of Bats and their prey. Key research areas are:
-echolocation: adaptive signal design; object recognition.
-sensory physiology of nectar-feeding bats (captive colony).
-directional hearing in bats and insects
-bat flight
-spatiotemporal use of natural habitats by bats (studied using 3D laser scanning).
-interactions between echolocating bats and prey that can hear ultrasound.
-evolution of echo signatures in food and prey species.
Languages (other than English)
German spoken    written