Dr. Leonie Baier
Guest Researcher
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Thejasvi Beleyur
IMPRS Doctoral Student
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Léna de Framond-Benard
MSc student
Nicole Drenkard
Team Assistant
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Dr. Holger R. Goerlitz
Research Group Leader
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Dr. Stefan Greif
Guest Researcher
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Antoniya Hubancheva
Doctoral Student
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Paula Iturralde-Pólit
Guest Researcher


Former group members

Guest Scientists:

  • Aiqing Lin (2018-19): Visiting Scientist, Bat Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Lab, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China: Evolution and sensory ecology of echolocation
  • Klemen Koselj (2014-18): Dynamic echolocation in bats. Now at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Erin Gillam (2016-17): Sabbatical, North Dakota State University, Fargo (USA): Ecological and behavioural drivers of jamming avoidance in echolocating bats.


  • Dr. Daniel Lewanzik (until Sept. 2019)
  • Dr. Vincent van Meir (until 2015): Acoustic communication and heterospecific species interactions

PhD students:

  • Dr. Jinhong Luo (until 2015; Bats, ambient noise, and global warming; now a Postdoc in the lab of Cynthia Moss, Johns Hopkins University, USA)

MSc students:

  • Eryn Chang (2018-19): Function of the distinct sexual dimorphism in echolocation call frequency in acuminate horseshoe bats
  • Verena Reininger (2017-18): Species-specific influences of weather condition and global warming on bat echolocation parameters for maximised prey detection distances
  • Samuel Kaiser (2016-2017): Thermoperception in Phyllostomus discolor. Samuel then worked as research intern with Gerry Carter, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
  • Kate Morozova (2016; Dominance hierarchy and aggression-call based individual recognition in Phyllostomus discolor. Kate then conducted a research internship with Yossi Yovel, Tel Aviv University
  • Ella Lattenkamp (2015; Passive listening and dynamic echolocation in horseshoe bats; now conducting a PhD with Lutz Wiegrebe, LMU München, and Sonja Vernes, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)
  • Jip Ramakers (2014): Bats in a noisy landscape: ecological and behavioural effects of anthropogenic noise disturbance. Now PostDoc at Biometris, Wageningen University & Research (NL).
  • Theresa Hügel (2013): Information gain from heterospecific echolocation calls: testing species-specific reactions in wild Myotis capaccinii. Now PhD student in our group.

Interns & Research students:

  • Claire Guérin (2016, EES MSc Research Internship; Modelling of temporal jamming in free-moving bat aggregations)
  • Ileana Sáenz-Soto (2016, EES MSc Research Internship, Moth evasive flight reaction)
  • Martina Großman (2016; Student Intern, Dynamic echolocation and animal training), now MSc student at EES LMU
  • Dylan Gomes (2015/16; Fulbright Exchange Student; Bats and noise), now a PhD student with Jesse Barber at Boise State University
  • Samuel Kaiser (2015/16; MSc Technical Biology, University of Stuttgart; Dynamic echolocation), now MSc student with us
  • Rožle Kaučič (2015; ERASMUS Exchange Student; Dynamic echolocation), now MSc student at University Ljublijana
  • Amanda Munoz Pohlman (2015; EES MSC Research Internship, LMU Munich; Heterospecific species recognition in echolocating bats)
  • Elisavet Zagkle (2014/15; EES MSc Research Internship, LMU Munich, Dynamic echolocation)
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