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- Nov 2014: The Wiltschkos and magnetic navigation in birds
A sensory ecology bonanza! Professor Wolfgang and Roswita Wiltschko, the husband and wife team who were the first to show that birds have a magnetic sense and use the earth’s magnetic field to orientate, talk about their Scientific Spark. Tanya Kleinhappel tells me how fish sniff out friends from foe. I discover how bats jam their competitor’s sonar.
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Tanja Kleinhappel's paper on Diet-mediated social networks in shoaling fish
Corcoran's and Conner's Science paper - Bats jamming bats: Food competition through sonar interference
Wolfgang and Roswitha Wiltschko's research page