What the Bat "Saw”: Hunting Insects, Hiding from Bats and Dropping Seeds around the World

Date:
Venue:
The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
Organiser: events@linnean.org
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 211

HALLOWEEN LUNCHTIME LECTURE 12:30–13:00 Wednesday 1 November 2017

Bat
Bat by John James Audubon @ Linnean Society

Join us for this "spooky" Halloween lunchtime lecture. Bats inhabit every part of our planet except the arctic and a few small islands. They consume insects, they pollinate crops, they disperse seeds and feed on blood and small vertebrates. They are tremendously ecologically diverse and have one of the most complex bio-sonar systems we know of. In this lunchtime lecture, we will explore the diversity of their ecology and how new technologies are giving us an unprecedented view on their world. 

Dr Elizabeth Clare FLS is a lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. She is a tropical biologist and uses new forensic DNA techniques to unravel complex food webs. She is interested in how ecosystems function and how landscape changes alter these processes. 

  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is essential. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 12:15.
  • Tea will be served in the Library following the event.

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