Current students

Maria Eckenweber (Ph.D. candidate):

Regional differences in courtship behavior of male sac-winged bats, Saccopteryx bilineata

Andreas Rose (Ph.D. candidate):

Social learning and cultural diffusion of foraging behavior in the nectivorous bat Glossophaga soricina

Ahana Fernandez (Ph.D. candidate):

Phonological syntax in babbling bouts of the vocal learning bat Saccopteryx bilineata

Lara Burchhardt (Ph.D. candidate):

Rhythm analysis in the songs of bats, whales and skylarks

Angelique Hardert (M.Sc. student; joint supervision with Dr. Dammhahn, U Potsdam, Germany):

Personality types in the bat Carollia perspicillata

David Hörmann (M.Sc. student; joint supervision with apl. Prof. Tschapka, U Ulm):

Function of distress calls in flower-visiting bats

Sarah-Cecil Fabian (B.Sc. student):

Mother-pup interactions in the bat Saccopteryx bilineata

Madita Richter (intern):

Mother-offspring interactions during babbling in the bat Saccopteryx bilineata

Claudia Haushalter (intern):

Vocal repertoire of the bat Mops condylurus


Former students

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Nora Lena Serve (M.Sc.)
Juliane Störmer (M.Sc.)
Lara Burchardt (M.Sc.)
Andreas Rose (M.Sc.)
Maria Eckenweber (M.Sc.)
Cristina Urrutia (M.Sc.)
Julia Speidel (M.Sc.)
Volker Glöckner (M.Sc.)
Franziska Harlacher (M.Ed.)
Patrick Steidl (M.Ed.)
Simone Blüml (M.Ed.)
Manuela Geiselhart (M.Ed.)
Kyra Vittinghoff (M.Ed.)
Christian Schmidt (M.Ed.)
David Hörmann (B.Sc.)
Nadja Sick (B.Sc.)
Miriam Kolar (B.Sc.)
Natascha Schmidt (B.Sc.)
Marion Feifel (B.Sc.)
Manuela Geiselhart (B.Sc.)
Anja Dünnebeil (B.Sc.)
Michael Hoffmann (B.Sc.)
Simone Pechmann (B.Sc.)
Stefanie Aichele (B.Sc.)
Christina Behler (B.Sc.)
Sina Engler (intern)
Josefine Eisermann (intern)
Andrew Fulmer (intern)
Mia Strauss (REU fellow)
Christina Harview (REU fellow)
Rachel Moseley (REU fellow)


Interns & Field Assistants

Josefine Eisermann joined our bat project in Curú, Costa Rica, as an intern from July to August 2016. She investigated the influence of rain and temperature on the singing behavior of bats.


Josefine setting up mist-nets (© Stifter).


Sina Engler worked as an intern in our bat project in Santa Rosa, Costa Rica, from November 2015 to January 2016. She conducted an independent study on mother-pup communication of nectivorous bats – way to go!

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Sina holding a bat (© Rose).


Anna Schulz worked as a field assistant in Curú, Costa Rica, from October 2013 to January 2014 and supported our research on sac-winged bats in various ways. Many thanks for that!

Anna, Maria, Kyra

  Anna, Maria and Kyra catching bats (© Eckenweber).