Current lab members
Mira studies the environmental and human factors affecting the diversity and distribution of cave-dwelling bats in Costa Rica and Bulgaria, and how bats affect habitats surrounding caves through nutrient deposition from their guano.
Paula is interested in understanding global change biology and its effects on biodiversity and species ecology. For her Ph.D., she works with insectivorous bats at a pre-montane forest in Costa Rica to assess sensory and physiological responses to experimental ambient temperatures.
Silvia Chaves Ramírez
Silvia studies roosting home ranges in Spix’s disc-winged bats, in addition to agonistic interactions that arise during the competition for roosting resources.
Mariela Sánchez Chavarría
Mariela seeks to understand fishing trends and consumer purchasing preferences in artisanal fisheries in the Golfo Dulce Responsible Fishing Marine Area.
Ana María Ávila García
Ana is passionate about knowing the world through sounds. In Colombia she analyzed passive acoustic sampling data. For her master's degree, she works on the role of predators in modulating vocal interactions among disc-winged bats.
José Gabriel Tinajero Romero
José works on the role of audience effects in modulating vocal interactions among disc-winged bats.
Yelananie Jiménez Torres
Yela loves nature and is captivated by bats and birds. She also loves photography.
She has provided vital help with acoustic analyses of T. tricolor's vocal interaction networks. She is also looking for bat roosts!
Former lab members
Marcelo Araya Salas
Willy Pineda Lizano
Christian Castillo Salazar
H. Andrés Hernández Pinsón
Marcela Peña Acuña