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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Grant for Research in Munich, Germany

(September 2017 - July 2018)


Project Title: Vocal Communication in the Pale Spear-Nosed Bat

Research Supervisors: Dr. Lutz Wiegrebe (Working Group Leader), Ella Lattenkamp, Dr. Meike Linnenschmidt

Host Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Department of Neurobiology (Munich, Germany)



  • Examining the vocal repertoire of the bat species Phyllostomus discolor and comparing features of their vocalizations across both behavioral contexts and individuals. Using an acoustic camera, consisting of a microphone array and synchronized camera, to make the identification of individual vocalizers possible.
  • Ultimately, this research will provide detailed information about the communication calls of P. discolor, which can serve as a basis for future research using P. discolor as a model organism for vocal communication and vocal learning.
  • Poster to be presented at Treffen der Deutschen Fledermausforscher (Meeting of German Bat Researchers).


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