october, 2019

10oct1:00 pm2:00 pmApplied and basic research on bats and toothed whales – peeking into the toolboxJens Koblitz1:00 pm - 2:00 pm SOI new Speaker organisation: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Constance, Germany

Event Details

Methods and research concepts are the focus of this presentation with an emphasis on multi receiver arrays and satellite based tracking systems.

Acoustic localization using multi receiver arrays allows to determine the position of a sound source, and hence vocalizing animals can be tracked. In addition to obtaining 3D movement data, multi receiver arrays are used to measure the vocalization intensity and directionality of various species.

This method provides insight into movement behavior of animals under anthropogenic impact but is also used to get insight into the animals sensory abilities under various noise conditions. In addition, multi receiver arrays allow gathering detailed information on the vocal repertoire which facilitates species identification based on echolocation signals.

Satellite based tracking systems allow to track animals over much greater distances than multi receiver arrays and satellite tags are decreasing in size and weight allowing to either tag smaller animals or to implement additional sensors while keeping the tag weight constant.


(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


SOI new

Speaker organisation

Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Constance, Germany


Peter L. Tyackplt@st-andrews.ac.uk

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