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).
Information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program:
- "What is the Fulbright U.S. Student Program"
- Information about Study/Research Awards to Germany from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website
- Information about Study/Research in Germany from the German-American Fulbright Commission website
- 2017-2018 U.S. Fulbrighters in Germany: 138 English Teaching Assistants, 70 Study/Researchers, 5 Young Professional Journalists