Gareth Jones

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Affiliation: University of Bristol
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Scaling of echolocation call parameters in bats
    G Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    J Exp Biol 202:3359-67. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Echolocation
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Curr Biol 15:R484-8. 2005
  3. pmc Bat echolocation calls: adaptation and convergent evolution
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:905-12. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Mysterious Mystacina: how the New Zealand short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata) locates insect prey
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    J Exp Biol 206:4209-16. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint The evolution of echolocation in bats
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UG, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:149-56. 2006
  6. pmc Moth hearing in response to bat echolocation calls manipulated independently in time and frequency
    G Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1627-32. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Echolocation call intensity in the aerial hawking bat Eptesicus bottae (Vespertilionidae) studied using stereo videogrammetry
    Marc W Holderied
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Exp Biol 208:1321-7. 2005
  8. pmc Determinants of echolocation call frequency variation in the Formosan lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus monoceros)
    Shiang Fan Chen
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 276:3901-9. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Sensory ecology: noise annoys foraging bats
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Curr Biol 18:R1098-100. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Street lighting disturbs commuting bats
    Emma Louise Stone
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Curr Biol 19:1123-7. 2009

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Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Scaling of echolocation call parameters in bats
    G Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    J Exp Biol 202:3359-67. 1999
    ..Low frequencies are unsuited for the detection of small prey, and low repetition rates may limit prey detection rates. Echolocation parameters may therefore constrain maximum body size in aerial-hawking bats...
  2. ncbi request reprint Echolocation
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Curr Biol 15:R484-8. 2005
  3. pmc Bat echolocation calls: adaptation and convergent evolution
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:905-12. 2007
    ..Now that whole genome sequences of bats are imminent, understanding the functional genomics of echolocation will become a major challenge...
  4. ncbi request reprint Mysterious Mystacina: how the New Zealand short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata) locates insect prey
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    J Exp Biol 206:4209-16. 2003
    ..We experimentally removed cues available to the bats and showed that bats located mealworms in leaf litter by listening for prey-generated noises and possibly by olfaction...
  5. ncbi request reprint The evolution of echolocation in bats
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UG, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:149-56. 2006
    ..The extensive adaptive radiation in echolocation call design is shaped largely by ecology, showing how perceptual challenges imposed by the environment can often override phylogenetic constraints...
  6. pmc Moth hearing in response to bat echolocation calls manipulated independently in time and frequency
    G Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1627-32. 2000
    ..We discuss our findings in the contexts of the evolution of both bat echolocation call design and the potential responses of insects which hear ultrasound...
  7. ncbi request reprint Echolocation call intensity in the aerial hawking bat Eptesicus bottae (Vespertilionidae) studied using stereo videogrammetry
    Marc W Holderied
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Exp Biol 208:1321-7. 2005
    ..bottae and this also is its preferred pulse interval. These results, obtained by using videogrammetry to track bats in the field, corroborate earlier findings from other species from acoustic tracking methods...
  8. pmc Determinants of echolocation call frequency variation in the Formosan lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus monoceros)
    Shiang Fan Chen
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 276:3901-9. 2009
    ..Our results provide evidence that the processes shaping genetic subdivision have concomitant consequences for divergence in echolocation call frequency...
  9. doi request reprint Sensory ecology: noise annoys foraging bats
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Curr Biol 18:R1098-100. 2008
    ..Traffic noise reduces foraging time and effort in greater mouse-eared bats, presumably by masking rustling sounds made by moving arthropods. Anthropogenic noise is becoming a major concern in conservation biology...
  10. doi request reprint Street lighting disturbs commuting bats
    Emma Louise Stone
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Curr Biol 19:1123-7. 2009
    ..These results demonstrate that light pollution may have significant negative impacts upon the selection of flight routes by bats...
  11. doi request reprint Warming up for dinner: torpor and arousal in hibernating Natterer's bats (Myotis nattereri) studied by radio telemetry
    Paul R Hope
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Comp Physiol B 182:569-78. 2012
    ..We hypothesise that Natterer's bats time arousals to maximise opportunities for potential foraging during winter although winter feeding is not the sole determinant of arousal as bats still arouse at times when foraging is unlikely...
  12. doi request reprint Taxon-specific PCR for DNA barcoding arthropod prey in bat faeces
    Matt R K Zeale
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol, UK
    Mol Ecol Resour 11:236-44. 2011
    ..The methodology developed here provides new opportunities for the study of bat diets and will be of great benefit to the conservation of these ecologically important predators...
  13. doi request reprint An aerial-hawking bat uses stealth echolocation to counter moth hearing
    Holger R Goerlitz
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol, UK
    Curr Biol 20:1568-72. 2010
    ..This stealth echolocation allows the barbastelle to exploit food resources that are difficult to catch for other aerial-hawking bats emitting calls of greater amplitude...
  14. ncbi request reprint Long-term paternity skew and the opportunity for selection in a mammal with reversed sexual size dimorphism
    Stephen J Rossiter
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Mol Ecol 15:3035-43. 2006
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  15. ncbi request reprint Flight and echolocation behaviour of whiskered bats commuting along a hedgerow: range-dependent sonar signal design, Doppler tolerance and evidence for 'acoustic focussing'
    Marc W Holderied
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    J Exp Biol 209:1816-26. 2006
    ..Our findings give a new perspective on the adaptive significance of echolocation call design in nature and have implications for sonar engineering...
  16. ncbi request reprint Population genetic structure and demographic history of the endemic Formosan lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus monoceros)
    Shiang Fan Chen
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Mol Ecol 15:1643-56. 2006
    ..Current genetic structure reflects limited gene flow, probably coupled with stepwise colonization in the past. We consider explanations for the persistence of the species through multiple glacial maxima...
  17. ncbi request reprint Acoustic identification of twelve species of echolocating bat by discriminant function analysis and artificial neural networks
    S Parsons
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    J Exp Biol 203:2641-56. 2000
    ..Our findings are discussed in terms of recent advances in recording and analysis technologies, and are related to factors causing convergence and divergence of echolocation call design in bats...
  18. doi request reprint Sensory biology: listening in the dark for echoes from silent and stationary prey
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Curr Biol 23:R249-51. 2013
    ..New research shows how bats use echolocation unexpectedly to detect silent and stationary prey in darkness. Bats may use acoustic search images to identify potential prey when prey-generated noises, visual and olfactory cues are absent...
  19. doi request reprint Propagation of the loud "tchó" call of golden-backed uakaris, Cacajao melanocephalus, in the black-swamp forests of the upper Amazon
    Bruna M Bezerra
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Primates 53:317-25. 2012
    ..FME remained relatively stable (±50 Hz on average, at least up to 80 m) when compared to the other call parameters, suggesting that the tchó call may be adapted to transmit information with some efficiency throughout the igapó forest...
  20. doi request reprint Postglacial colonization of Europe by the barbastelle bat: agreement between molecular data and past predictive modelling
    Hugo Rebelo
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Mol Ecol 21:2761-74. 2012
    ..In addition, all countries sampled possessed unique gene pools, thus stressing the need for the conservation of local populations...
  21. doi request reprint The communicative potential of bat echolocation pulses
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 197:447-57. 2011
    ..Future research can relate genetic population structure to regional variation in echolocation pulse features and elucidate those acoustic features that most contribute to discrimination of individuals...
  22. ncbi request reprint The influence of flight speed on the ranging performance of bats using frequency modulated echolocation pulses
    Arjan M Boonman
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, United Kingdom
    J Acoust Soc Am 113:617-28. 2003
    ..It is argued that range-Doppler coupling is a significant source of error in bat echolocation, and various strategies bats could employ to deal with this problem, including the use of range rate information are discussed...
  23. doi request reprint Sensory ecology: echolocation calls are used for communication
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Curr Biol 18:R34-5. 2008
    ..Noctule bats locate tree roosts faster by eavesdropping on the echolocation calls of conspecifics. Increasing evidence suggests that echolocation is important not only for orientation and finding prey, but also for communication...
  24. pmc From the ultrasonic to the infrared: molecular evolution and the sensory biology of bats
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol Bristol, UK
    Front Physiol 4:117. 2013
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  25. pmc Sensory ecology of water detection by bats: a field experiment
    Danilo Russo
    Laboratorio di Ecologia Applicata, Dipartimento ArBo Pa Ve, Facolta di Agraria, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II Portici, Napoli, Italy, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e48144. 2012
    ..Overall, although acoustic recognition itself is stereotyped and its importance in the drinking process overwhelming, our findings point at the role of experience in increasing behavioural flexibility under natural conditions...
  26. doi request reprint Sensory biology: bats feel the air flow
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Curr Biol 21:R666-7. 2011
    ..A new study shows that hairs on the flight membranes of bats act as airflow sensors. Neurons in the brain that are sensitive to touch respond to stimulation of the hairs, and removal of the hairs compromises flight performance...
  27. ncbi request reprint Intensity control during target approach in echolocating bats; stereotypical sensori-motor behaviour in Daubenton's bats, Myotis daubentonii
    Arjan Boonman
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    J Exp Biol 205:2865-74. 2002
    ..We therefore conclude that intensity compensation does not rely on feedback information from received intensity, but instead follows a stereotyped pattern...
  28. ncbi request reprint Mate fidelity and intra-lineage polygyny in greater horseshoe bats
    Stephen J Rossiter
    School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 4NS, UK
    Nature 437:408-11. 2005
    ..Our findings reveal the hidden complexity that can underlie polygynous breeding, and highlight a new potential route by which female mate choice could influence social evolution...
  29. doi request reprint Molecular evolution: gene convergence in echolocating mammals
    Gareth Jones
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Curr Biol 20:R62-4. 2010
    ..The motor protein prestin confers sensitive and selective hearing in mammals. Remarkably, prestin amino-acid sequences of echolocating dolphins have converged to resemble those of distantly related echolocating bats...
  30. pmc Brevity is not always a virtue in primate communication
    Bruna M Bezerra
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Biol Lett 7:23-5. 2011
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  31. doi request reprint Responses of golden-backed uakaris, Cacajao melanocephalus, to call playback: implications for surveys in the flooded Igapó forest
    Bruna M Bezerra
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Primates 51:327-36. 2010
    ..Our methods and results may also be useful for surveys of other primate species living in the Igapó forest and in other habitat types...
  32. doi request reprint Understanding signal design during the pursuit of aerial insects by echolocating bats: tools and applications
    Marc W Holderied
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, London WC1E 7JE, UK
    Integr Comp Biol 48:74-84. 2008
    ..We show the potential of our methods for understanding interactions between echolocating bats and those prey that have evolved ears that detect bat calls...
  33. pmc Outbreeding increases offspring survival in wild greater horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum)
    S J Rossiter
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1055-61. 2001
    ..Mean d(2) may reflect immunocompetence, which influences mortality. Protection of mating sites in order to facilitate gene flow and, therefore, outbreeding may help to promote population stability and growth...
  34. ncbi request reprint Passive surveillance (1987 to 2004) of United Kingdom bats for European bat lyssaviruses
    S L Harris
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG
    Vet Rec 159:439-46. 2006
    ..Daubenton's bat (Myotis daubentonii) was the only species found to be positive for lyssavirus infection, with four cases of eblv type 2 identified, in 1996, 2002, 2003 and 2004. No active infection with eblv type 1 was recorded...
  35. pmc Parentage, reproductive success and breeding behaviour in the greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum)
    S J Rossiter
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:545-51. 2000
    ..Gene flow between colonies is likely to be primarily mediated by both female and male dispersal during the mating period rather than more permanent movements...
  36. ncbi request reprint Targeted surveillance for European bat lyssaviruses in English bats (2003-06)
    S L Harris
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UG, UK
    J Wildl Dis 45:1030-41. 2009
    ..These data show that EBLV-2 is present in M. daubentonii in England. In contrast, there is insufficient evidence to suggest that EBLV-1 is present in E. serotinus in England, although further research is warranted...
  37. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation and population structure in the endangered greater horseshoe bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
    S J Rossiter
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Mol Ecol 9:1131-5. 2000
    ..Gene flow among most neighbouring colonies was not generally restricted, with one exception. These findings have important implications for the ongoing conservation management of this species...
  38. ncbi request reprint Echolocation and passive listening by foraging mouse-eared bats Myotis myotis and M. blythii
    Danilo Russo
    Laboratorio di Ecologia Applicata, Dipartimento Ar Bo Pa Ve, Facolta di Agraria, Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Via Universita 100, I 80055 Portici Napoli, Italy
    J Exp Biol 210:166-76. 2007
    ..Our findings have implications for niche separation between sibling species of echolocating bats, support a role for echolocation during passive listening and suggest a functional role for buzzes in landing control...
  39. pmc The hearing gene Prestin reunites echolocating bats
    Gang Li
    School of Life Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:13959-64. 2008
    ..These results highlight the potential problems of extracting phylogenetic signals from functional genes that may be prone to convergence...
  40. pmc Evolutionary relationships between bat coronaviruses and their hosts
    Jie Cui
    East China Normal University, Shanghai, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1526-32. 2007
    ..These shifts may be due to either virus biologic traits or host behavioral traits. This finding has implications for the emergence of SARS and for the potential future emergence of SARS-CoVs or related viruses...
  41. ncbi request reprint Rangewide phylogeography in the greater horseshoe bat inferred from microsatellites: implications for population history, taxonomy and conservation
    Stephen J Rossiter
    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 4NS, UK
    Mol Ecol 16:4699-714. 2007
    ..Second, deep splits within China and between Europe and China are indicative of cryptic taxonomic divisions which need further investigation...
  42. ncbi request reprint Detection of antibodies to EBLV-2 in Daubenton's bats in the UK
    Anthony R Fooks
    Vet Rec 154:245-6. 2004