Dina K N Dechmann

Summary

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 Metabolic costs of bat echolocation in a non-foraging context support a role in communication
    Dina K N Dechmann
    Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Radolfzell, Germany Department of Biology, University of Konstanz Konstanz, Germany
    Front Physiol 4:66. 2013
  3. 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
  4. pmc Group hunting-a reason for sociality in molossid bats?
    Dina K N Dechmann
    University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    PLoS ONE 5:e9012. 2010
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. pmc Collective Decision-Making in Homing Pigeons: Larger Flocks Take Longer to Decide but Do Not Make Better Decisions
    Carlos D Santos
    Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, Germany
    PLoS ONE 11:e0147497. 2016
  9. pmc Pronounced Seasonal Changes in the Movement Ecology of a Highly Gregarious Central-Place Forager, the African Straw-Coloured Fruit Bat (Eidolon helvum)
    Jakob Fahr
    Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology MPIO, Am Obstberg 1, 78315, Radolfzell, Germany Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany Zoological Institute, TU Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
    PLoS ONE 10:e0138985. 2015
  10. pmc Tracking post-hibernation behavior and early migration does not reveal the expected sex-differences in a "female-migrating" bat
    Dina K N Dechmann
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Am Obstberg 1, 78315 Radolfzell, Germany University of Konstanz, Department of Biology, 78457 Konstanz, Germany Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Panama
    PLoS ONE 9:e114810. 2014

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Publications17

  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 Metabolic costs of bat echolocation in a non-foraging context support a role in communication
    Dina K N Dechmann
    Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Radolfzell, Germany Department of Biology, University of Konstanz Konstanz, Germany
    Front Physiol 4:66. 2013
    ..Our results are consistent with the hypothesis that in addition to orientation and foraging, ultrasound calls in bats may also have function for active communication...
  3. 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
    ....
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. pmc Collective Decision-Making in Homing Pigeons: Larger Flocks Take Longer to Decide but Do Not Make Better Decisions
    Carlos D Santos
    Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, Germany
    PLoS ONE 11:e0147497. 2016
    ..Our study provides rare empirical evidence elucidating decision-making processes in freely moving groups of animals. ..
  9. pmc Pronounced Seasonal Changes in the Movement Ecology of a Highly Gregarious Central-Place Forager, the African Straw-Coloured Fruit Bat (Eidolon helvum)
    Jakob Fahr
    Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology MPIO, Am Obstberg 1, 78315, Radolfzell, Germany Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany Zoological Institute, TU Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
    PLoS ONE 10:e0138985. 2015
    ..Habitat use on the landscape scale was assessed with remote sensing data as well as ground-truthing of foraging areas...
  10. pmc Tracking post-hibernation behavior and early migration does not reveal the expected sex-differences in a "female-migrating" bat
    Dina K N Dechmann
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Am Obstberg 1, 78315 Radolfzell, Germany University of Konstanz, Department of Biology, 78457 Konstanz, Germany Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Panama
    PLoS ONE 9:e114810. 2014
    ..Only research focused on individual strategies will allow us to fully understand the migratory behavior of European bats. ..
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. pmc No fever and leucocytosis in response to a lipopolysaccharide challenge in an insectivorous bat
    Sebastian Stockmaier
    Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Am Obstberg 1, Radolfzell 78315, Germany Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, Konstanz 78464, Germany Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843 03092, Balboa, Ancon, Republic of Panama
    Biol Lett 11:20150576. 2015
    ....
  14. pmc Personality and morphological traits affect pigeon survival from raptor attacks
    Carlos D Santos
    Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Am Obstberg 1, 78315 Radolfzell, Germany
    Sci Rep 5:15490. 2015
    ..We provide rare empirical evidence that the personality of prey influences their risk of being predated under free-ranging circumstances. ..
  15. pmc Group size, survival and surprisingly short lifespan in socially foraging bats
    Yann Gager
    Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, 78315, Radolfzell, Germany
    BMC Ecol 16:2. 2016
    ..We expected to find the highest survival and longest lifespans in small groups as a consequence of a trade-off between benefits of information transfer on ephemeral resources and costs of conspecific interference...
  16. pmc The Value of Molecular vs. Morphometric and Acoustic Information for Species Identification Using Sympatric Molossid Bats
    Yann Gager
    Department of Migration and Immuno Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, Germany
    PLoS ONE 11:e0150780. 2016
    ..Because parameters can vary geographically, the multi-method approach may need to be adjusted to local species assemblies and populations to be entirely informative. ..
  17. pmc Commuting fruit bats beneficially modulate their flight in relation to wind
    Nir Sapir
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Vogelwarte Radolfzell, Am Obstberg 1, 78315 Radolfzell, Germany, Movement Ecology Laboratory, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Edmond J Safra Campus, Giv at Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel, Department of Biology, Konstanz University, 78315 Konstanz, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20140018. 2014
    ..The bats' response to the wind is similar to that reported for migratory birds and insects, suggesting convergent evolution of flight behaviours in volant organisms. ..