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Testing traditional assumptions about regional migration in bats

Testing traditional assumptions about regional migration in bats

  In earlier posts I shared behind-the-scenes stories and background about my postdoc project. Now here are the results. The majority of migratory bats have movements that cover much shorter distances than most migratory birds, and are commonly referred to as “regional” migrants. A few bat species

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Bats eat migratory moths! Lots of them!

Bats eat migratory moths! Lots of them!

  Insect migration is one of those things that gets more amazing the more you know about it. It happens pretty much everywhere, but especially way up in the air. There’s a mind-bogglingly high number of insects traveling up there when winds are favorable, representing a huge

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The answer is: cold fronts.

The answer is: cold fronts.

The core of my dissertation research was to understand the mechanisms driving fall migration in both moths that are agricultural pests and in the insectivorous bats that eat them. Now you can read the primary results in this paper from the Journal of Animal Ecology. While I

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My first (book) chapter!

My first (book) chapter!

  As every graduate student knows, one big part of the work is to read LOTS of material related to your chosen subject, and then digest it so that you can reframe it to inform your own work.  In fact, publishing research and then citing relevant parts

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