Updates: Spring Semester 2023

  • Julia Vrtilek passed her PhD Candidacy Exam is now a PhD Candidate! Julia is studying the possibility of vocal convergence in the contact calls of vampire bats.
  • Raven Hartman successfully defended her MSc Thesis! Her thesis is entitled “Hierarchically embedded social dynamics in vampire bats” and it explores how different scales of movement (roost switching, cluster switching, and partner switching) influence a bat’s position in the grooming network.
  • I (Gerry) will be presenting my work at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (May 31 – June 3).
  • The lab will also present research at the Animal Behavior Society meeting (July 11 – 15).

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