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Annemarie Surlykke Professor Annemarie Surlykke focuses on sound production and echolocation in bats. Recently her focus has been on the intensity and directivity of the emitted sonar call and the implications for the way that bats perceive the world through sound as well as their acoustic interaction with prey.
John Ratcliffe Assistant Professor John Morgan Ratcliffe studies the sensory and cognitive ecology of echolocating bats and their would-be prey, specifically as pertains to behavioural flexibility in bats and decision-making in insects.
Signe Brinklov Post-doc. Signe Brinkløv researches how Macrophyllum macrophyllum ear, mouth, noseleaf and head movement is correlated with echolocation behavior.
Lasse Jakobsen Post-doc. Lasse Jakobsen investigates the directionality of bat echolocation signals.
Tor Andreassen Ph.D. student Tórur Andreassen is interested in the development of open systems for scientific use, this has resulted in a scalable acoustic microphone array, which is based as much as possible on open hardware- and software components, and as little as possible on custom made components.
Ali Shekarchi Ph.D. student Sayedali (Ali) Shekarchi is working on the representation and compression of head-related transfer functions (HRTFs).
Kayleigh Fawcett Ph.D. student Kayleigh Fawcett is working on ''The effects of conspecifics on echolocation in bats''. Her research focuses primarily on the echolocation of Daubenton's bat in Denmark and the Horseshoe bats of South Africa and the UK - both in the lab and in the field. She also has a keen interest in bat conservation - most recently setting up a bat box scheme in Denmark.
Line Johannesen Student Line Faber Johannesen investigates call alternation in the phyllostomid bat, Trachops cirrhosus. The panamanian bat, T. cirrhosus is a so called nose-leafed bat, echolocating through its nose. Observations have shown that while the bat is echolocating it opens and closes its mouth, seemingly in the rhythm of the emitted echolocation calls. My project revolves around this question: is the bat changing the shape of its echolocation calls by changing the method of sound emission, i.e. mouth vs. nose.
Tanya Jensen Student Tanya Bojesen Jensen tries to find out how high the brown bat Nyctalus noctula is flying when it uses call alternation.
Vibeke Hepworth Laboratory Technician Vibeke Hepworth keeps everything supplied and running.
Meike Linnenschmidt   Students Meike Linnenschmidt and Rasmus Sloth Pedersen work with porpoise biosonar, which provides some interesting comparisons with bat biosonar. Rasmus Pedersen
Batlab, Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark