trasparente

Ethology and Sensory Ecology

Ethology-and-Sensory-Ecology We use mammalian model species (bats, rodents) to explore the interface between animal behaviour and ecology. We focus 1) on the processes that take place in animals for the acquisition of information from the environment and  2) on the shaping of behavioural relationships occurring within and across species.

Activity start 2007
Publications - Russo D., Jones G. & Arlettaz R. (2007). Echolocation and passive listening by foraging mouse-eared bats Myotis myotis and M. blythii. Journal of Experimental Biology 210: 166-176. (Q1)
- Russo D., Cistrone L. & Jones, G (2007). Emergence time in forest bats: the influence of canopy closure. Acta Oecologica 31: 119-126. (Q3)
- Russo D., Cistrone L., Garonna A.P. & Jones G. (2011). The early bat catches the fly: daylight foraging in soprano pipistrelles. Mammalian Biology 76: 87-89. (Q2)
- Russo D., Maglio G., Rainho A., Meyer C.F. & Palmeirim J. (2011). Out of the dark: diurnal activity in the bat Hipposideros ruber on São Tomé island (West Africa).  Mammalian Biology 76: 701-708. (Q2)
- Ancillotto L., Serangeli M.T. & Russo D. (2012). Spatial proximity between newborns influences the development of social relationships in bats. Ethology 118: 1-10. (Q1)
- Russo D., Cistrone L. & Jones G (2012). Sensory ecology of water detection by bats: a field experiment. PLoS ONE 7(10): e48144. (Q1)
- Ancillotto L., Sozio G., Mortelliti A. & Russo D. (2013). Ultrasonic communication in Gliridae (Rodentia): the hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) as a case study. Bioacoustics 23:  129-141. (Q3)
- Ancillotto L., Russo D. (2014). Selective aggressiveness in European free-tailed bats (Tadarida teniotis): influence of familiarity, age and sex. Naturwissenschaften 10: 221-228
- Ancillotto L., Allegrini C., Serangeli M.T., Jones G., Russo D. (2014). Sociality across species: spatial proximity of newborn bats promotes heterospecific social bonding. Behavioral Ecology 26: 293-299.
Permanent staff Danilo Russo (BIO/07)
Temporary or external staff Dr. Leonardo Ancillotto (dottorando, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
Collaborations Prof. Gareth Jones (University of Bristol, U.K.),  ), Prof. Carmi Korine (Ben Gurion University of Negev, Israel), Prof. Adriano Martinoli, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
SSD BIO/07
Projects - Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare: “Monitoraggio successivo al rilascio dei chirotteri riabilitati: applicazione ai protocolli di recupero” 100.000 euro, 2008
- Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare: “Attività pilota per il recupero della chirotterofauna, l’educazione ambientale e il biomonitoraggio urbano” , 79.800 euro, 2009
- Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare: “Sviluppo di strategie e metodi per il recupero della chirotterofauna e la tutela di specie antropofile particolarmente minacciate” , 79.800 euro, 2010
Recognitions and awards Media coverage
- BBC online. The bat that came out of the dark. BBC Earth News, di Matt Walker, Settembre 2009 http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8254000/8254222.stm
- National Geographic. Il pipistrello che usciva di giorno. National Geographic Italia, 24(5), rubrica “Natura”
- Social development in newborn bats, http://www.wildmammal.com/index_files/bat_nursery_behavior.html
- http://www.nationalgeographic.it/natura/animali/2014/11/13/news/pipistrelli_amici_sommario_sommario-2369843/
Scientific events  
Technology and know-how transfers  
Other