Dana Green

PhD Candidate
Supervisors: Dr. Brigham, Dr. Erin F. Baerwald

Office: LB 109.3.1
E-mail: dana.green.eco@gmail.com

Research interests
Animal Biology, Behavioural Ecology, Bats, Mammals
Research topic: Migratory bat ecology and behaviour

The evolution of long-distance migration has occurred independently in a variety of taxa. Depending on the organism and its life history, there are different combinations of traits, all of which help shape physiology, morphology, and behaviour that function together, referred to as a “migratory syndrome”. Bats represent the only mammalian order to have evolved true flight and migration has been reported in four families. In North America, migratory bat species are the focus of conservation efforts because of fatalities experienced at wind energy facilities including the hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus), and the silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans). For my doctoral research, I will describe “migratory syndromes” for some of North American bats through a cross taxa comparison of morphological, physiological, and behavioural data. Additionally, using acoustics analysis and ArcMap I will build models depicting areas of high activity during fall migration across a large geographic area.