Dina K N Dechmann

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Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Comparative studies of brain evolution: a critical insight from the Chiroptera
    Dina K N Dechmann
    Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Alfred Kowalke Strasse 17, 10315 Berlin, Germany
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 84:161-72. 2009
  2. pmc Experimental evidence for group hunting via eavesdropping in echolocating bats
    Dina K N Dechmann
    Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Alfred Kowalke Strasse 17, 10315 Berlin, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2721-8. 2009
  3. pmc Group hunting-a reason for sociality in molossid bats?
    Dina K N Dechmann
    University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    PLoS ONE 5:e9012. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Low metabolism in a tropical bat from lowland Panama measured using heart rate telemetry: an unexpected life in the slow lane
    Dina K N Dechmann
    University of Konstanz, Department of Biology, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    J Exp Biol 214:3605-12. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Refueling while flying: foraging bats combust food rapidly and directly to power flight
    Christian C Voigt
    Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Evolutionary Ecology Research Group, Alfred Kowalke Strasse 17, Berlin 10315, Germany
    Ecology 91:2908-17. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Independent evolution of functional MHC class II DRB genes in New World bat species
    Julia Schad
    Evolutionary Genetics, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Alfred Kowalke Str 17, 10315 Berlin, Germany
    Immunogenetics 64:535-47. 2012
  7. pmc Evidence for the 'good genes' model: association of MHC class II DRB alleles with ectoparasitism and reproductive state in the neotropical lesser bulldog bat, Noctilio albiventris
    Julia Schad
    Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Evolutionary Genetics, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e37101. 2012
  8. pmc Nutrition or detoxification: why bats visit mineral licks of the Amazonian rainforest
    Christian C Voigt
    Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 3:e2011. 2008

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Publications8

  1. doi request reprint Comparative studies of brain evolution: a critical insight from the Chiroptera
    Dina K N Dechmann
    Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Alfred Kowalke Strasse 17, 10315 Berlin, Germany
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 84:161-72. 2009
    ..We believe that comparisons at more detailed anatomical, taxonomic, and geographical levels will continue to contribute to our understanding of the function and evolution of mammalian brains...
  2. pmc Experimental evidence for group hunting via eavesdropping in echolocating bats
    Dina K N Dechmann
    Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Alfred Kowalke Strasse 17, 10315 Berlin, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2721-8. 2009
    ..Thus, echolocation calls also serve as intraspecific communication cues. Sociality appears to allow for more effective group foraging strategies via eavesdropping on acoustical cues of group members in nocturnal mammals...
  3. pmc Group hunting-a reason for sociality in molossid bats?
    Dina K N Dechmann
    University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    PLoS ONE 5:e9012. 2010
    ..Furthermore, benefits from group hunting may also have contributed to the evolution of group living in other animals specialized on ephemeral food sources...
  4. doi request reprint Low metabolism in a tropical bat from lowland Panama measured using heart rate telemetry: an unexpected life in the slow lane
    Dina K N Dechmann
    University of Konstanz, Department of Biology, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    J Exp Biol 214:3605-12. 2011
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  5. ncbi request reprint Refueling while flying: foraging bats combust food rapidly and directly to power flight
    Christian C Voigt
    Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Evolutionary Ecology Research Group, Alfred Kowalke Strasse 17, Berlin 10315, Germany
    Ecology 91:2908-17. 2010
    ..In contrast to most non-volant mammals, bats have evolved the ability to fuel their high energy expenditure rates through the rapid combustion of exogenous nutrients, enabling them to conquer the nocturnal niche of aerial insectivory...
  6. doi request reprint Independent evolution of functional MHC class II DRB genes in New World bat species
    Julia Schad
    Evolutionary Genetics, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Alfred Kowalke Str 17, 10315 Berlin, Germany
    Immunogenetics 64:535-47. 2012
    ..This is the first study investigating phylogenetic relationships of MHC genes within bats and therefore contributes to a better understanding of MHC evolution in one of the most dominant mammalian order...
  7. pmc Evidence for the 'good genes' model: association of MHC class II DRB alleles with ectoparasitism and reproductive state in the neotropical lesser bulldog bat, Noctilio albiventris
    Julia Schad
    Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Evolutionary Genetics, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e37101. 2012
    ..We conclude that the individual immune gene constitution affects ectoparasite susceptibility, and contributes to fitness relevant trade-offs in male N. albiventris as suggested by the 'good genes' model...
  8. pmc Nutrition or detoxification: why bats visit mineral licks of the Amazonian rainforest
    Christian C Voigt
    Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 3:e2011. 2008
    ..These findings have potential implications for the role of mineral licks for mammals in general, including humans...