Richard Carter

Richard Carter

Nov 11, 2016

Group 6 Copy 16
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

Detection of Zika virus rapidly without the need for a laboratory in Brazil

Zika (PORTUGUESE) is a rapidly emerging pandemic, a global health emergency. ZIKV has been associated with central...

Searching for Seahorses & Sustainability

Last year I spent 3 months searching for seahorses in Thailand, but found only 8 individuals. This was surprising...

Can lizards change their nesting behavior to survive climate change?

The decision of where to nest is perhaps the greatest one a lizard can make for her offspring. Many lizards...