sensory physiology of nectar-feeding bats
directional hearing (bats & insects)
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.