Project ID647
DescriptionBats, A Unique Evolution. Bats have been around for over 50 million years. Currently there are over 1300 species, filling ecological niches on almost every continent. For centuries these ‘creatures of the night’ were rarely seen, often feared and barely understood. This talk aims to explain what's so special about the physiology and lifestyle of bats. With equipment able to render ultrasound audible to humans, awareness of their presence and how they live has grown. With the advent of DNA analysis, more and more species have been found. This talk will look at speciation as well as the three key characteristics that make them special: flight, echolocation and longevity.
TopicNatural world
TypeU3A-led research (not an SLP)
U3AWarwick & District U3A
Year started2017
Source of referenceTalk given at the U3A Science Network Meeting, Nottingham, 2017
OutputNone known
NotesWilling to give this talk to other U3As