Former group members

Guest Scientists:

  • Stefan Greif (2014-2019): Biologging echolocation, movement and foraging of free-flying bats
  • Aiqing Lin (2018-19): Visiting Scientist, Bat Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Lab, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China: Evolution and sensory ecology of echolocation
  • Klemen Koselj (2014-18): Dynamic echolocation in bats. Now at Universität von Ljubljana, Slowenien
  • Erin Gillam (2016-17): Sabbatical, North Dakota State University, Fargo (USA): Ecological and behavioural drivers of jamming avoidance in echolocating bats.


  • Dr. Daniel Lewanzik (2014-2019): Sensory strategies of echolocating bats
  • Dr. Vincent van Meir (bis 2015): Acoustic communication and heterospecific species interactions

Doctoral students:

  • Dr. Theresa Hügel (2014-2020): The sensory biology of evasive flight in eared moths
  • Dr. Jinhong Luo (bis 2015): Bats, ambient noise, and global warming; jetzt Postdoc im Labor von Cynthia Moss, Johns Hopkins University, USA; now Professor at the Central China Normal University, Wuhan

Msc students:

  • Léna de Framond (2019-2020): Weather-induced variation in bat echolocation call parameters
  • Eryn Chang (2018-19): Function of the distinct sexual dimorphism in echolocation call frequency in acuminate horseshoe bats
  • Aditya Krishna (2019-2020): Call adjustments in free-flying groups of horseshoe bats
  • Verena Reininger (2017-18): Species-specific influences of weather condition and global warming on bat echolocation parameters for maximised prey detection distances
  • Samuel Kaiser (2016-2017): Thermoperception in Phyllostomus discolor. Anschließend war Samuel für ein Forschungspraktikum bei Gerry Carter, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
  • Kate Morozova (2016): Dominance hierarchy and aggression-call based individual recognition in Phyllostomus discolor. Anschließend war Kate für ein Praktikum bei Yossi Yovel, Tel Aviv University
  • Ella Lattenkamp (2015): Passive listening and dynamic echolocation in horseshoe bats. Then finished a PhD with Lutz Wiegrebe, LMU München, and Sonja Vernes, MPI für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen,
  • Jip Ramakers (2014): Bats in a noisy landscape: ecological and behavioural effects of anthropogenic noise disturbance. Now PostDoc at Biometris, Wageningen University & Research (NL).
  • Theresa Hügel (2013): Information gain from heterospecific echolocation calls: testing species-specific reactions in wild Myotis capaccinii. Then finished a PhD in our group.


  • Eva Mardus (2020): Echolocation and flight behaviour in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired bats (Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences GSN, LMU Munich)
  • Neetash Mysuru Rajagopalachari (2018-2020): Echolocation of free-flying horseshoe bats in groups
  • Claire Hermans (2018): Calibration of sound-based animal 3D-localisation accuracy
  • Arun Sundaramurthy (2017): Acoustic analysis of bat activity
  • Claire Guérin (2016): EES MSc Forschungspraktikum; Modelling of temporal jamming in free-moving bat aggregations)
  • Ileana Sáenz-Soto (2016): EES MSc Forschungspraktikum; Moth evasive flight reaction)
  • Martina Großman (2016): studentische Mitarbeiterin; Dynamic echolocation, bat training), jetzt MSc Studentin EES LMU
  • Dylan Gomes (2015/16): Fulbright Austauschstudent; Bats and noise), jetzt Doktorand bei Jesse Barber an der Boise State University
  • Samuel Kaiser (2015/16): MSc Technical Biology, Universität Stuttgart; Dynamic echolocation), jetzt MSc Student bei uns
  • Rožle Kaučič (2015): ERASMUS Forschungspraktikum; Dynamic echolocation), jetzt MSc Student an der Universität Ljubljana
  • Amanda Munoz Pohlman (2015): EES MSc Forschungspraktikum, LMU Munich; Heterospecific species recognition in echolocating bats)
  • Elisavet Zagkle (2014/15): EES MSc Forschungspraktikum, LMU Munich, Dynamic echolocation)

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