Research Theme: Counting and Tracking of Flying Bats
Collective behavior has been studied in organisms that use vision, but little is known about the mechanisms and functions of collective behavior in actively sensing animals. Our lab explores the interactions of bats flying in groups to understand rules governing collective behavior. In partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Society, we also develop software to automatically count bats from thermal videos to aid in population monitoring.
We investigate how bats interact when flying in groups
In partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Society, we develop software to count bat colonies from thermal videos