Björn M Siemers

Summary

Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Why do shrews twitter? Communication or simple echo-based orientation
    Björn M Siemers
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Sensory Ecology Group, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    Biol Lett 5:593-6. 2009
  2. pmc Hunting at the highway: traffic noise reduces foraging efficiency in acoustic predators
    Björn M Siemers
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1646-52. 2011
  3. doi Divergent trophic levels in two cryptic sibling bat species
    Björn M Siemers
    Sensory Ecology Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    Oecologia 166:69-78. 2011
  4. pmc Foraging ecology predicts learning performance in insectivorous bats
    Theresa M A Clarin
    Sensory Ecology Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e64823. 2013
  5. doi Associative memory or algorithmic search: a comparative study on learning strategies of bats and shrews
    Rachel A Page
    Sensory Ecology Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard Gwinner Straße, Seewiesen, Germany
    Anim Cogn 15:495-504. 2012
  6. doi Behavioral evidence for community-wide species discrimination from echolocation calls in bats
    Maike Schuchmann
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Sensory Ecology Group, Eberhard Gwinner Strasse, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    Am Nat 176:72-82. 2010
  7. pmc Breaking the trade-off: rainforest bats maximize bandwidth and repetition rate of echolocation calls as they approach prey
    Daniela A Schmieder
    Sensory Ecology Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    Biol Lett 6:604-9. 2010
  8. doi Cave-dwelling bats do not avoid TMT and 2-PT - components of predator odour that induce fear in other small mammals
    Tess Driessens
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Sensory Ecology Group, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    J Exp Biol 213:2453-60. 2010
  9. pmc A nocturnal mammal, the greater mouse-eared bat, calibrates a magnetic compass by the sun
    Richard A Holland
    Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, 78315 Radolfzell, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:6941-5. 2010
  10. pmc Hibernation does not affect memory retention in bats
    Ireneusz Ruczynski
    Sensory Ecology Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard Gwinner Straße, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    Biol Lett 7:153-5. 2011

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Publications14

  1. pmc Why do shrews twitter? Communication or simple echo-based orientation
    Björn M Siemers
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Sensory Ecology Group, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    Biol Lett 5:593-6. 2009
    ..The data showed that shrew-like calls can indeed yield echo scenes useful for habitat assessment at close range, but beyond the range of the shrews' vibrissae...
  2. pmc Hunting at the highway: traffic noise reduces foraging efficiency in acoustic predators
    Björn M Siemers
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1646-52. 2011
    ..It highlights that an understanding of the effects of noise emissions and other forms of 'sensory pollution' are crucially important for the assessment of environmental impact of human activities...
  3. doi Divergent trophic levels in two cryptic sibling bat species
    Björn M Siemers
    Sensory Ecology Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    Oecologia 166:69-78. 2011
    ..Our study highlights that morphologically almost identical, sympatric sibling species may forage at divergent trophic levels, and, thus may have different effects on ecosystem processes...
  4. pmc Foraging ecology predicts learning performance in insectivorous bats
    Theresa M A Clarin
    Sensory Ecology Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e64823. 2013
    ..We found no differences in re-learning ability among species. Our results corroborate the hypothesis that animals' cognitive skills reflect the demands of their ecological niche...
  5. doi Associative memory or algorithmic search: a comparative study on learning strategies of bats and shrews
    Rachel A Page
    Sensory Ecology Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard Gwinner Straße, Seewiesen, Germany
    Anim Cogn 15:495-504. 2012
    ..We discuss these results in terms of life-history traits and other key differences between these species. Our results suggest a link between an animal's life-history strategy and its use of associative learning...
  6. doi Behavioral evidence for community-wide species discrimination from echolocation calls in bats
    Maike Schuchmann
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Sensory Ecology Group, Eberhard Gwinner Strasse, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    Am Nat 176:72-82. 2010
    ..On a more general level, it shows for the first time that animals can distinguish among acoustic signals of different closely related and ecologically similar species from their local community...
  7. pmc Breaking the trade-off: rainforest bats maximize bandwidth and repetition rate of echolocation calls as they approach prey
    Daniela A Schmieder
    Sensory Ecology Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    Biol Lett 6:604-9. 2010
    ..We suggest that the extreme vocal performance of the Kerivoulinae and Murininae evolved as an adaptation to echolocating and tracking arthropods in the dense rainforest understorey...
  8. doi Cave-dwelling bats do not avoid TMT and 2-PT - components of predator odour that induce fear in other small mammals
    Tess Driessens
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Sensory Ecology Group, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    J Exp Biol 213:2453-60. 2010
    ..We discuss ecological explanations that might have prevented bats from evolving olfactory predatory recognition and avoidance...
  9. pmc A nocturnal mammal, the greater mouse-eared bat, calibrates a magnetic compass by the sun
    Richard A Holland
    Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, 78315 Radolfzell, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:6941-5. 2010
    ..Yet it may indicate the primacy of the sun as an absolute geographical reference not only for birds but also within other vertebrate taxa...
  10. pmc Hibernation does not affect memory retention in bats
    Ireneusz Ruczynski
    Sensory Ecology Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard Gwinner Straße, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    Biol Lett 7:153-5. 2011
    ..The hibernated bats performed at the same high level as before hibernation and as the non-hibernated controls. Our data suggest that bats benefit from an as yet unknown neuroprotective mechanism to prevent memory loss in the cold brain...
  11. pmc Global warming alters sound transmission: differential impact on the prey detection ability of echolocating bats
    Jinhong Luo
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Sensory Ecology Group, Eberhard Gwinner Straße, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    J R Soc Interface 11:20130961. 2014
    ..Global warming can thus directly affect the prey detection ability of individual bats and indirectly their interspecific interactions with competitors and prey. ..
  12. ncbi Bats eavesdrop on the sound of copulating flies
    Björn M Siemers
    Sensory Ecology Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology MPIO, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    Curr Biol 22:R563-4. 2012
    ..With this evidence, we pinpoint increased conspicuousness as a relevant mechanism for elevated predation risk during mating...
  13. pmc Great tits search for, capture, kill and eat hibernating bats
    Péter Estók
    Sensory Ecology Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard Gwinner Strasse, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    Biol Lett 6:59-62. 2010
    ..Records for tit predation on bats at this cave now span more than ten years and thus raise the question of whether cultural transmission plays a role for the spread of this foraging innovation...
  14. pmc Innate recognition of water bodies in echolocating bats
    Stefan Greif
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Sensory Ecology Group, Eberhard Gwinner Straße, Seewiesen 82319, Germany
    Nat Commun 1:107. 2010
    ..In addition, naive juvenile bats that had never before encountered a water body showed spontaneous drinking responses from smooth plates. This provides the first evidence for innate recognition of a habitat cue in a mammal...