Energy saving strategies in the common noctule bat, Nyctalus noctula

Rado Seminar by Lara Keicher

  • Date: Dec 9, 2022
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Lara Keicher
  • Location: Hybrid meeting
  • Room: Seminar room MPI-AB Möggingen + Online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
Energy saving strategies in the common noctule bat, <i>Nyctalus noctula</i>
In my PhD I investigate energy management strategies of male and female noctule bats across different reproductive stages. Using heart rate telemetry and a combination of laboratory experiments and field observations, I investigated torpor use strategies in captive female bats (Chapter 1) and compared torpor use behavior in captive and free-ranging male bats (Chapter 2). I will also present my plans and preliminary results from Chapter 3, in which I use high resolution heart rate data to investigate how free-ranging male bats budget their energy in different reproductive stages.
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