News, press releases, job announcements

Job announcement: Scientist in the stable isotope laboratory (50%)

in case you are interested, please visit this web page for more details:

https://leibniz-institutfuerzoo-undwildtierforschung.softgarden.io/job/650444?l=de

Two master projects announced; starting each July/August 2017

Masterarbeit: Fledermausmigration an der deutschen Ostseeküste
Master_Fuchs.pdf
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Masterarbeit: Ernährungsweise von Füchsen
Master_Fuchs.pdf
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Article on the migration of bats in Europe (in German)
Voigt_DFG-Journal.pdf
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Pressemitteilung: Fledermäuse auf dem Durchzug: Die Herbstmirgation der Fledermäuse hat begonnen
IZW PM Durchflug (1).pdf
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Gefährlicher Flug in den Windpark
PM_GefaehrlicherFlugInDenWindpark.pdf
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Dangerous flight into the wind park
PressRelease_DangerousFlightIntoWindfarm
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Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World

Our book is now published online at the below address. You may download it for free. 

http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-25220-9

This book focuses on central themes related to the conservation of bats. It details their response to land-use change and management practices, intensified urbanization and roost disturbance and loss. Increasing interactions between humans and bats as a result of hunting, disease relationships, occupation of human dwellings, and conflict over fruit crops are explored in depth. Finally, contributors highlight the roles that taxonomy, conservation networks and conservation psychology have to play in conserving this imperilled but vital taxon.

 

With over 1300 species, bats are the second largest order of mammals, yet as the Anthropocene dawns, bat populations around the world are in decline. Greater understanding of the anthropogenic drivers of this decline and exploration of possible mitigation measures are urgently needed if we are to retain global bat diversity in the coming decades. This book brings together teams of international experts to provide a global review of current understanding and recommend directions for future research and mitigation.

Bats fertilize their roost trees
Press release from 10-6-2015
fertilizing bats.pdf
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Fledermäuse düngen ihre Quartierbäume
Pressemitteilung: 10-6-2015
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PhD position: Movement ecology of temperate zone bats

PhD position available in the Potsdam graduate school BIOMOVE
A 3 year position is available in my group (as part of the upcoming BIOMOVE graduate school in Potsdam) to study the movement ecology of Noctule bats using miniaturized GPS units.
Jobs_BioMove.pdf
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PhD position: Fungal infections and eco-immunology of temperate zone bats

PhD position available to study hibernation immunology
A 3 year position is available in my group (as part of a collaboration with Dr. Czirjak from the IZW) to study the hibernation immunology of Myotis bats
PhDposition_Hibernation_immunology.pdf
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Doktorandenstelle Winterschlafimmunologie
In meiner Arbeitsgruppe ist eine 3 Jahres-Doktorandenstelle zum Thema Winterschlafimmunologie bei Myotis zu vergeben.
PhDposition_Winterschlafimmunologie.pdf
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Master student position

Topic: The energetics of echolocation in flying bats

11.2.2015 Bats and wind turbines: German politics in conflict with international conservation goals

Press release: German politics collide with migratory bats
IZW_Bats_Windturbines_engl.pdf
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Pressemitteilung: Deutsche Energiepolitik kollidiert mit migrierenden Fledermäusen
PM_IZW_Fledermäuse_Windkraft_de.pdf
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New master thesis projects announced

Master thesis: Bats and light pollution
Masterarbeit 28_2014 Voigt.pdf
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Master thesis: Energetics of bat migration
Masterarbeit 29_2014 Voigt.pdf
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27.8.2014: Press release: conflict between cheetahs and humans studied by stable isotopes

Pressemitteilung: Mensch-Gepard Konflikt
PM_Geparden-Mensch-Konflikt+mit+stabilen
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Press release: Human-cheetah conflict
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17.8.2014: A call for collaboration: Please check for banded bats from Latvia

Aufruf an deutsche Fledermausforscher und -biologen
Aufruf_an_Fledermausforscher (2).pdf
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Call to french-speaking bat researchers and biologists
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14th August 2014: NEWS: Bats from near and far are killed at German wind turbines --> Read the press release and the accompanying paper 

Deutsche Windkraftanlagen töten Fledermäuse von nah und fern
PM_IZW_Fledermäuse_Windräder_de.pdf
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German wind turbines kill bats from near and far
PM_IZW_bats_wind_miles_en.pdf
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16.6.2014: Field assistants for Sabah needed

call for field assistants
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1st call for 4th IBBM: Movement ecology of bats

1st call IBBM
firstcall_4thIBBM2015.pdf
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Preliminary program
preliminary programm_4thIBBM.pdf
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6.5.2014: Two master theses announced (in German)

Light pollution and habitat preference in hedgehoges
Master_Thesis_Igel.pdf
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5.3.2014: Field assistants needed (Malaysia, Bulgaria, Latvia)

field assistants needed for studying European migratory bats
starting date: 10th of August 2014, for 3 weeks; see details in announcement
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field assistant needed for studying oxidative stress in European bats
starting date: ca. 1st of July 2014, for 3 weeks, see details in announcement.
AdField assistent Bulgaria.pdf
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field assistants needed for studying chronic stress in paleotropical bats
starting date: June 2014, for 3 months, see details in announcement.
AdField assistent Sabah.pdf
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Press release on artificial light and tropical bats

Press release 13 March 2014: Artificial light puts the ecosystem services of tropical, fruit-eating bats at risk
PM_2014_03_11_IZW_Lewanzik_Voigt_Bat.pdf
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Pressemitteilung 13. März 2014: Künstliches Licht gefährdet die ökosystemaren Dienstleistungen von Frucht fressenden Fledermäusen in den Tropen
PM_2014_03_11_IZW_Lewanzik_Voigt_Flederm
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Press release on importance of artifical hibernacula for tree-dwelling bats

Pressemitteilung: Einheimische und Migranten hängen gemeinsam ab
Fledermäuse.pdf
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Press release: Scientists concerned about Yasuni
SCY 2013 Press Release.pdf
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Official document submitted to the Ecuadorian parliament
SCY 2013 Ecuador Congress.pdf
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21.9.2013 Berlin, Germany: Third prize for group member Daniel Lewanzik for his poster presentation "Artificial lights reduces seed dispersal by Neotropical bats" during the International Conference on the Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife. 

Press release: How oryx antelopes survive in the hot Namib desert
PM_2013_08_IZW_Oryx gemsbok.pdf
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Wie überleben Oryxantilopen in der heißen Namibwüste
PM_2013_08_IZW_Oryxantilope.pdf
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Check out the media coverage about one of our study sites in Ecuador (Tiputini Biodiversity station)

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21134540/vp/51768274 

 

Job offer: Technical assistant (50%) in the stable isotope laboratory
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5.4.2013 Wien, Austria, Third prize for group member Karin Schneeberger for her poster presentation "Effect of sex and age on the immune system of neotropical bats" during the GTÖ-conference 2013

3.4.2013 The Royal Society has listed our article:

Bairlein, F., Norris, D.R., Nagel, R., Bulte, M, Voigt, C.C., Fox, J.W., Jussel, D., Schmaljohann, H. (2012) Cross-hemisphere migration of a 25-gram songbird. Biology Letters 8: 505-507.

as one of the top 10 most downloaded and cited articles for 2012

Job offer: PhD postition to work on palaeotropical bats

Open PhD position: Virus ecology of bats
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Group member Karin Schneeberger won a poster prize for her presentation of 'Eco-immunology of Bats' during this year's conference of the German Zoological Society in Konstanz. Congratulations!

Former group member Dr. Barbara Caspers has been awarded the prestigious Niko-Tinbergen Award of the ethological society. Check out her web page at:

http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/vhf/SF/b_caspers.html

Press release (2.7.2012): The catchment area of bats killed at windfarms
wind farms kill bats.pdf
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Pressemitteilung (2.7.2012): Der Einzugsbereich von Windkraftanlagen für Fledermaus-Schlagopfer
Fledermäue und Windräder.pdf
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press release: Bats fill mixed fuel (20.6.2012)
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Pressemitteilung Fledermäuse tanken gemischten Treibstoff (20.6.2012)
PM_200612_Fledermäuse tanken gemischten
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Job announcement (PhD position)
PhD_position _migratory_bats 2012.pdf
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Stellenausschreibung Doktorarbeit
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It is with uttermost sadness and despair that we learned about the untimely death of PD Dr. Björn Siemers. Björn was a worldwide leading expert on the sensory ecology of bats, a highly respected colleague and a dear friend to us. Our thoughts are with his family and his group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen.

Björn, your inspiration and your vision will always accompany us, but we miss you desparately. Thank you for the time we were able to spend with you.

 

Christian Voigt

 

PS: We will honour Björn with a special symposium on 'Sensory Ecology of Bats' during the European Conference on Behavioural Biology in July in Essen, Germany (www.ecbb2012.org).

Press release from 16. May 2012:
Bats: A good immune system ensures success in reproduction
PM_IZW_lesser_bulldog_bat_PLoS_ONE_en.pd
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Pressemitteilung vom 16.5.2012:
Fledermäuse: Gutes Immunsystem sichert Erfolg bei der Fortpflanzung
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April 2012 We launched the first call for the 3rd International Berlin Bat Conference: Bats in the Anthropocene (1.-3.3.2013, Berlin, Germany). Download the call here:

firstcall_3rdBBM2013.pdf
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30.3.2012 The Royal Publishing Society has listed our article. 

Voigt, C.C., Schneeberger, K., Voigt-Heucke, S.L., Lewanzik, D. (2011) Rain increases the energy cost of bat flight. Biology Letters 7: 793-795.

as one of the top 10 most downloaded articles for 2011

25.2.2012 Erlangen, Germany

First prize for group member Karin Schneeberger for her oral presentation "Eco-immunology of mammals" during the GTÖ-conference 2012

Second prize for group member Daniel Lewanzik for his poster presentation "Rain increases the energy costs of bat flight" during the GTÖ-conference 2012

Job announcement (deadline: 3.2.2012)
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Press release from 22.11.2011
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Pressemitteilung vom 22.11.2011
Artenexplosion_dank_Beißkraft_23Nov11.pd
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Pressemitteilung vom 4. Mai 2011
Warum_nasse_Fledermäuse_nicht_fliegen.pd
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Pressemitteilung vom 14. April 2011
Fledermäuse_tolerieren_hohen_Blutzucker.
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The article "Wibbelt, G., Moore, M., Schountz, T. Voigt, C.C. (2010) Emerging diseases in Chiroptera: Why bats? Biology Letters 6: 438-440." has been listed as the second most downloaded article in Biology Letters for 2010

Pressemitteilung vom 18. October 2010
Fledermäuse_auf_Marathonflug.pdf
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Pressemitteilung vom 25. May 2010
Die_Sprache_der_Fledermäuse.pdf
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Pressemitteilung vom 3. March 2010
Inventur_im_Dschungel.pdf
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Pressemitteilung vom 7. May 2009
Der_große_Lauschangriff.pdf
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