Welcome to the web page of The Bat Lab

The 5th IBBM is over: We, as the organizing team, would like to thank all participants, especially the presenting authors. A special thanks to the keynote speakers for their wonderful lectures. 


The T.H.Kunz award (kindly supported by Wildlife Acoustics) for best student talk was given to: 


Lisa Lehnen (Greifswald University)


the second best student talk was presented by Nicole Foley (University College, Dublin)


and the third best student talk was presented by Laurel Yohe (Stony Brook University)


The award for the best poster was given to:


Oliver Lindecke (IZW)


The second price for best poster was awarded to Claude Kwe Yinda 


and the third price for best poster was awarded to David Jebb


We applaud and congratulate all students for their excellent presentations.

Here are some pictures of the event:

The conference venue

The party at the Grüner Salon (c) Marcus Fritze

The banquet at the Natural History Museum in Berlin

5th International Berlin Bat Meeting

We wish to extend a cordial invitation to all colleagues and friends who ask the same question as we do: Are bats special? We already know that they are unique among mammals with respect to flight. Their echolocation calls are outstanding. Longevity of bats is higher than in most other similar-sized mammals. Bat immunology seems to be well adapted towards the fight against virulent pathogens. There are many things to be listed here. But why do bats seem to be special? Are they indeed special?


Join the 5th International Berlin Bat Meeting in February 2017.


The upcoming conference will ...


--> present the newest findings related to flight, echolocation, immunology, heterothermy, longevity, diversity and conservation of bats,

--> relate these disciplines to each other and

--> try to find an answer to the question: Are bats special?





or directly: http://www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/bat2017/ 


Please find more information on the left sidebar. We are looking forward to meeting you in February 2017 in Berlin,


Christian Voigt & Gabor Czirjak

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