Video from Science on bat jamming.

Clip from the National Geographic TV mini-series Untamed Americas on moths jamming bats

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This is the research and outreach website of Aaron Corcoran (About Me), dedicated to the current science of bats and moths, especially moths that jam bat sonar, and bats that jam each other in food competition.

Bats and moths are fascinating, co-evolved creatures using sound and flight in some of the most sophisticated ways known to occur in nature.

You can learn about sonar-jamming at the Research page and you can download many of my publications. I've also posted several images and videos, including a clip that I helped film for the National Geographic series, Untamed Americas. I am happy to provide multimedia for educators, journalists, etc..., but please request permission before using materials from this site.

Latest news

October 10, 2017: New video from KQED featuring my and others' research on bats: 

October 3, 2017. New paper out in Animal Behaviour. Download PDF.
August 1, 2017. I'm now a post-doc in Ty Hedrick's lab at UNC!

June 27th, 2016. Paper in JEB: How moths escape bats: Predicting outcomes of predator-prey interactions

November 2nd, 2015. Presented latest research at NASBR 2015

July 31st, 2015.
Blog post on field research (i.e., how to use a drone and water-balloon launcher for bat research)
May 1, 2015. Research highlighted in the May print issue of National Geographic

April 1, 2015. Published paper in Canadian Journal of Zoology: Negligible energetic cost of sonar jamming in a bat-moth interaction

April, 2015. Print article on sonar jamming in Smithsonian magazine. Online link here.

Dec. 27, 2014. I was featured on the front page of my home-town newspaper, the South Bend Tribune for my bat research.

Dec. 25, 2014. New blog post: Interview with Today's Science
Nov. 6, 2014. Article published in Science: Bats jamming bats: Food competition through sonar interference.

Sep. 29, 2014. Great new video on bats from It's Okay to Be Smart (including moth-jamming).

July 4th, 2014. New article in Journal of Comparative Physiology A, "Convergent evolution of anti-bat sounds"