Richard Carter

Richard Carter

Nov 11, 2016

Group 6 Copy 24
3
Please wait...

About This Project

Many flying bats carry out two energetically expensive behaviors: wing beat and sonar emission. To economize these behaviors bats use flight muscles to also impose compression on the respiratory tract (RT), forcing air out during sonar emission. We will analyze possible RT adaptations by assessing changes in RT cartilage ring makeup in one day-old bats up to adult bats. Analysis of RT's from bats that cannot yet fly up to flying adults will elucidate the effects of this compression on the RT.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

How does hemlock tree decline impact bird bioindicators and ecosystem condition?

An invasive insect, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), is causing Eastern Hemlock tree decline in the Appalachian...

kwiKBio: Empowering citizen scientist superheroes to cure disease

My mother has Alzheimer's. My father suffered a stroke. A close friend's daughter, cystic fibrosis. My cousin...