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Professor Gareth Jones

Professor Gareth Jones

Professor Gareth Jones
BSc(Lond), PhD(Stir)

Professor of Biological Sciences

Area of research

Ecology and behaviour of bats

Office Life Sciences: 2A06
Life Sciences Building,
24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 39 41192

Research summary

Topics I am interested in:

  • Echolocation
  • Conservation biology
  • Social behaviour
  • Molecular ecology: phylogeny, population structure and kinship
  • Interactions between echolocating bats and prey that can hear ultrasound

Common noctule (Nyctalus noctula)

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I graduated from the University of London with a degree in Ecology, and then did my PhD on the behavioural ecology of birds at Stirling. I came to Bristol in 1985 to work on aerodynamics of bat flight, and was then awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship to combine my interests in ecology, behaviour and bat biology. I have worked on bats on 5 continents, with recent studies based in China, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi and Colombia. In 2010 I was awarded the Gerrit S. Miller Award at the University of Toronto in recognition of "outstanding service and contribution to ...

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Recent publications

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