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Room: Radolfzell

Press Releases

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Demography influences parental care in plovers

April 25, 2018
In populations with an unbalanced adult sex ratio, male plovers take care of the young [more]
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In monogamous species, a compatible partner is more important than an ornamented one

March 19, 2018
The colour of bands attached to the legs of birds for individual identification does not have an effect on the birds’ behaviour, physiology, life-history or fitness. This result of a study from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen contradicts long established text-book “knowledge” and questions whether ornaments play a major role in mate choice of monogamous species. [more]
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How barbastelle bats trick moths that are able to hear their echolocation calls

March 14, 2018
In the evolutionary arms race between bats and their insect prey, some moths have developed ears to detect echolocating bats and avoid being caught. Conversely, barbastelle bats are known to counter moth hearing by using quiet, 'stealthy' calls to search for prey in the dark. Recording the hunting behaviour of this intriguing species, researchers have now found that barbastelle bats sneak up on unsuspecting moths by gradually emitting even fainter calls as they come closer. [more]
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“In ten years we’ll know which animals are able to predict natural disasters”

February 13, 2018
Interview with Martin Wikelski on the successful mission to transport the Icarus antennas to the International Space Station [more]
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Ears for Icarus

February 13, 2018
Russian rocket delivers antenna for animal tracking system to the International Space Station [more]
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