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2015 Field Season: Expanding the boundaries of bat-insect field recording

Posted by Aaron Corcoran on July 31, 2015 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (8)

I just got back from conducting field research on bats and insects at the Southwestern Research Station, my seventh summer in a row conducting research there. There are many reasons I keep going back. The station is home to one of the most diverse communities of bats and moths in North America. There are world-class field courses on both taxonimic groups, and I've...

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Interview for Today's Science

Posted by Aaron Corcoran on December 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (1)

I recently had the good fortune of being interviewed by Today's Science, an online distributor of educational materials to high-school and college students, for their series Conversations with Scientists. We talked about how I got interested in science, what it is like being a practicing bat biologist, and my recent article on bat jamming. The article is re-printed below (with permission).

“Aaron Corcoran: A Passion for Bats.” Today's Sc...

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International Bat Research Conference 2013 Costa Rica

Posted by Aaron Corcoran on August 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (3)

The largest-ever gathering of bat biologists occurred  last week in San Jose, Costa Rica at the joint meeting of the 16th International Bat Research Conference and 43rd North American Symposium for Bat Research, with 639 people from 55 countries attending, and I was fortunate enough to be present.

 

There was some wonderful conservation-minded research on white-nosed syndrome and bat mortalities caused by wind tu...

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Filming Micro Monsters 3D

Posted by Aaron Corcoran on January 11, 2013 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (1)

I'm on a plane on my way back from London, England  to Trinidad, California (my home for the spring), finishing what will be 42 hours of travel time for 44 hours in London. I just finished being filmed talking about my research on sonar jamming moths for an upcoming series, Micro Monsters 3D, featuring David Attenborough (no, to my chagrin i did not get to meet him). The nature documentary will be on 3d tv channels and IMAX theaters at certain locations around the world. Y...

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