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By Jon Russ

wisdom of bat echolocation, calls and identity utilizing bat detectors and courses corresponding to BatSound has grown considerably within the final decade. during this functional consultant Jon Russ and individuals (Kate Barlow, Philip Briggs & Sandie Sowler) current the newest facts in a transparent and concise manner.

The ebook covers themes comparable to the houses of sound; how bats use sound; bat detection equipment; recording units; research software program; recording innovations and make contact with research. for every species present in the British Isles, details is given on distribution; emergence instances; flight and foraging behaviour; habitat; and echolocation together with parameters for universal measurements. Calls are defined within the context of different applied sciences used (heterodyne, frequency department and time expansion). numerous spectrograms are displayed for every species utilizing examples from either BatSound and AnaLook. An echolocation secret is integrated with the book.

About the author
Jon Russ first got interested in bats in 1994 whereas finishing undergraduate study into pipistrelle social calls as a part of an honours measure in Zoology on the college of Aberdeen. This resulted in a PhD at Queen's college Belfast investigating the group composition, habitat institutions and echolocation calls of Northern Ireland's bats. for the reason that then he has been inquisitive about a wide selection of bat-related initiatives that have taken him from the freezing mists of north-east Scotland and the tremendous tender nights of eire to the humid rainforests of Madagascar, Thailand and Burma.

Jon is the Director of Ridgeway Ecology, a consultant bat consultancy, and has labored for a few years for the Bat Conservation belief coordinating the iBats undertaking within the united kingdom and jap Europe. After approximately two decades involvement in bat learn and conservation he remains to be fascinated with those awesome mammals.

The publication contains contributions from Kate Barlow, Philip Briggs & Sandie Sowler.

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