Maternal guidance in common noctule bats

How do young bats learn where to roost and where to forage? 

Proximity sensors allow me to track these rare events during bat ontogeny. Studying maternity colonies of Nyctalus noctula in Berlin I found that pups are guided to new roosting sites by their mother.  

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For my research I use custom-made ultra-low power biologging sensors to study the (social) behavior of bats. These next-generation proximity sensors allow me to build and analyse high-resolution social networks.