Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Jack W. Bradbury
    Pages 1-7
  3. A Functional Analysis of Bat Sociality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Martina Nagy, Mirjam Knörnschild
      Pages 47-63
    3. Krista J. Patriquin, John M. Ratcliffe
      Pages 65-103
    4. Quinn M. R. Webber, Craig K. R. Willis
      Pages 105-139
  4. Information Transfer to Communicate Bat Facts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Kirsten Bohn, Fernando Montiel-Reyes, Israel Salazar
      Pages 143-160
    3. Gloriana Chaverri, Erin H. Gillam
      Pages 161-178
    4. Mirjam Knörnschild, Maria Eckenweber, Ahana A. Fernandez, Martina Nagy
      Pages 179-195
    5. Michael Smotherman, Kirsten Bohn, Kaylee Davis, Kelly Rogers, Christine P. Schwartz
      Pages 197-209
  5. Ecological Aspects of Roosting and Foraging Social Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Alexander Silvis, Nicole Abaid, W. Mark Ford, Eric R. Britzke
      Pages 261-280
    3. David Villalobos-Chaves, Frank J. Bonaccorso, Bernal Rodríguez-Herrera, Eugenia Cordero-Schmidt, Adriana Arias-Aguilar, Christopher M. Todd
      Pages 281-301

About this book


This book provides new insights into the social behavior of bats - one of the most fascinating topics currently being pursued by researchers.  After an introduction reviewing the history of research in bat behavioral ecology, it covers three major themes: bat sociality per se (Part I), bat communication (Part II), and ecological aspects (Part III).  Part I offers a concise overview of the social organization and systems of bats, introducing readers to the complexity and dynamics of group structures.  Part II is devoted to the innovative field of social communication, focusing on bat songs, dialects and calls.  Part III discusses the influence of the environment on bat behavior, particularly with regard to roosting and foraging. This book addresses the needs of researchers working in behavioral sciences, evolution and ecology.


Acoustic communication Social Behavior Chiroptera Social learning Plecotus auritus Neotropical Emballonurids Bat parasites Bat pathogens Molossid species Bat songs Neotropical bats Tadarida brasiliensis Myotis sodalis Foraging Roosting Uroderma convexum

Editors and affiliations

  • Jorge Ortega
    • 1
  1. 1.Escuela Nacional de Ciencias BiológicasInstituto Politécnico NacionalMéxico CityMexico

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