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Senior Lecturer in Biology, University of Bristol


Bat echolocation
Bat flight
Spatiotemporal use of natural habitats by bats
Information landscapes in real habitats and their use by bats
Adaptive echolocation and movement interactions in co-flying bats
Interactions between echolocating bats and prey that can hear ultrasound
Evolution of natural echoes (insects and bat-pollinated flowers)
Acoustic monitoring
Animal Conservation working with the Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation (BCSF) at Bristol Zoo

University of Bristol, School of Biological Sciences, UK

since August 2008 Senior Lecturer; since 2011 Senior Admissions tutor; since 2012 in charge of Recruitment

November 2006 – July 2008 Lecturer

March 2002-October 2003 Research Assistant with Prof. Gareth Jones, funded by BBSRC

University of Erlangen, Germany

2001-2002 and 2003–2006: Assistant Lecturer

1999-2001: Research Assistant

University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

December 2003-April 2004: Visiting Scientist at the lab of Prof. Cynthia Moss. Honours scholar in residence

Higher Education

Dr. rer. nat. summa cum laude, (maximum) 1997-2001 University of Erlangen

- Implemented 3D acoustic tracking of animals in the field
- Studied bat flight and echolocation behaviour and sonar beam shape in the field

Dipl. biol. degree: 1.0, (maximum) 1991-97 University of Erlangen

- Developed and applied miniature earphones for grasshoppers
- Investigated grasshopper directional hearing using behavioural tests, laser vibrometry,
electrophysiology and acoustic modelling


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Biology, University of Bristol