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Study reveals evolution of malaria

Malaria affects close to 500 million people every year, but we're not the only ones—different species of malaria parasite can infect birds, bats, and other mammals too. A Field Museum study published in Molecular Phylogenetics ...

dateMar 23, 2016 in Evolution
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How bats recognize their own 'bat signals'

Individual bats emit sonar calls in the dark, using the echo of their signature sounds to identify and target potential prey. But because they travel in large groups, their signals often "jam" each other, a problem resembling ...

dateJan 28, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Unique high-resolution map on bat diversity in Africa

Researchers of the ITC Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente have developed a unique map of all 250 African bat species on a high-resolution scale (1 km2). There are very few ...

dateJan 05, 2016 in Ecology
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