Steering with the Bats

Biomedical/Life Sciences

Dr. Yossi Yovel
Tel Aviv University

Miniature sensing devices, based on the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other sensors such as ultrasonic microphones, enable the researchers to study the social life of bat colonies with unprecedented detail. The research sheds new light on the social behavior of these flying mammals, for the first time ever, providing a new clear picture of their communication and search for food, their navigation and their swarming behavior in the wild.