Biosonar Lab

Lehrstuhl Tierphysiologie

Uni Tübingen



Biosonar Lab

Lehrstuhl Tierphysiologie

Universität Tübingen

Auf der Morgenstelle 28, E2A22

D-72076 Tuebingen

Tel. 07071/2974838




The Biosonar Lab is part of the research group Bioakustik und Echoortung




Research Focus:

The Biosonar Lab's research focus is an acoustical approach to bat echolocation



Publications:

  • Estimation of the acoustic range of bat echolocation for extended targets; Stilz, W.-P. and Schnitzler, H.-U.; J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 132 (3), 1765-1775 (2012) PDF and supplement: bat echolocation range calculator (Wolfram-Peter Stilz)
  • Asymmetry and dynamics of a narrow sonar beam in an echolocating harbor porpoise; Koblitz, J.C., Wahlberg, M., Stilz, P., Madsen, P.T., Beedholm, K. and Schnitzler, H.-U.; J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 131 (3), 2315-2324 (2012)
  • Complex echo classification by echo-locating bats: a review; Yovel, Y., Franz, M.O., Stilz, P., Schnitzler, H.-U.; J. Comp. Physiol. A. 197:475-490 (2011)
  • Source level reduction and soar beam aiming in landing big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus); Koblitz, J.C., Stilz, P., Pflästerer, W., Melcon, M.L. and Schnitzler, H.-U.; J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 130 (5), 3090-3099 (2011)
  • Systematische Merkmalsbewertung in komplexen Ultraschallsignalen mit Lernmaschinen. Franz, M.O., Yovel, Y., Stilz, P., Melcon, M.L. Schnitzler, H.U.; Informatik-Spektrum, July 9 (2011)
  • Source levels of echolocation signals vary in correlation with wingbeat cycle in landing big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus); Koblitz J.C., Stilz, P. & Schnitzler H.-U.; J.Exp. Biol. 213, 3263-3268 (2010) PDF
  • What a Plant Sounds Like: The Statistics of Vegetation Echoes as Received by Echolocating Bats; Y. Yovel, P. Stilz, M.O. Franz, A. Boonman, H.-U. Schnitzler; PLoS Comput Biol 5(7):e1000429 (2009) PDF Online
  • Plant Classification from Bat-Like Echolocation Signals; Y. Yovel, M.O. Franz, P. Stilz, H.-U. Schnitzler; PLoS Comput Biol 4(3):e1000032 (2008) PDF Online
  • Akustische Untersuchungen zur Echoortung bei Fledermäusen; Peter Stilz, Dissertation (2004) HTML singe file HTML Postscript PDF
  • The acoustic advantage of hunting at low heights above water: behavioural experiments on the European 'trawling' bats Myotis capaccinii, M. dasycneme and M. daubendonii; Siemers, B.M., Stilz, P. and Schnitzler, H.-U.; J. Exp. Biol. 204, 3843-3854 (2001)


  • Projects:

  • Source level reduction and sonar beam aiming in landing Big Brown Bats (Eptesicus fuscus) (Jens Koblitz)
  • Sonar beam in harbor porpoises (Jens Koblitz)
  • Scanning behavior of gleaning bats during prey acquisition and spatial orientation (Johanna Flick)
  • Sonar beam directions of free flying bats (Anna-Maria Seibert)
  • acoustical classification of landmarks for bats with simple parameters (Peter Stilz)
  • acoustical range of bat echolocation (Peter Stilz)
  • acoustical prey detection in cluttered space (Peter Stilz)
  • sonar beam analysis (Peter Stilz)



  • Methods and Machines:

  • the robot sonar system
  • the mobile sonar system
  • the stationary 16-channel-array
  • the mobile 16-channel-array



  • Products:

  • sonarbeam.m - a software package for matlab (Peter Stilz)



  • Web Services:

  • bat echolocation range calculator (Wolfram-Peter Stilz) (as supplement to: Estimation of the acoustic range of bat echolocation for extended targets; Stilz, W.-P. and Schnitzler, H.-U.; J. Acoust. Soc. Am., - in press - (2012))



  • Staff:

    Jens Koblitz Anna-Maria Seibert Johanna Flick Dr. Peter Stilz
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    jens.koblitz@web.de
    anni.seibert@uni-tuebingen.de
    anke-johanna.flick@student.uni-tuebingen.de
    peter.stilz@uni-tuebingen.de


    Links:

    Uni Tübingen

    Lehrstuhl Tierphysiologie



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    Last Change: 2012-09-11 by peter.stilz