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Allometry, evolution and development of neocortex size in mammals.

Smaers JB, Mongle CS, Safi K, Dechmann DKN.

Prog Brain Res. 2019;250:83-107. doi: 10.1016/bs.pbr.2019.05.002. Epub 2019 Jun 8.


First three-dimensional tracks of bat migration reveal large amounts of individual behavioral flexibility.

Teague O'Mara M, Wikelski M, Kranstauber B, Dechmann DKN.

Ecology. 2019 Sep;100(9):e02762. doi: 10.1002/ecy.2762. Epub 2019 Jun 24. No abstract available.


Variability and repeatability of noctule bat migration in Central Europe: evidence for partial and differential migration.

Lehnert LS, Kramer-Schadt S, Teige T, Hoffmeister U, Popa-Lisseanu A, Bontadina F, Ciechanowski M, Dechmann DKN, Kravchenko K, Presetnik P, Starrach M, Straube M, Zoephel U, Voigt CC.

Proc Biol Sci. 2018 Dec 19;285(1893):20182174. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2174.


Linking colony size with quantitative estimates of ecosystem services of African fruit bats.

van Toor ML, O'Mara MT, Abedi-Lartey M, Wikelski M, Fahr J, Dechmann DKN.

Curr Biol. 2019 Apr 1;29(7):R237-R238. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.02.033.


Common noctules exploit low levels of the aerosphere.

O'Mara MT, Wikelski M, Kranstauber B, Dechmann DKN.

R Soc Open Sci. 2019 Feb 27;6(2):181942. doi: 10.1098/rsos.181942. eCollection 2019 Feb.


Seasonal reversible size changes in the braincase and mass of common shrews are flexibly modified by environmental conditions.

Lázaro J, Hertel M, Muturi M, Dechmann DKN.

Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 21;9(1):2489. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-38884-1.


Rapid behavioral changes during early development in Peters' tent-making bat (Uroderma bilobatum).

Kohles JE, Page RA, Dechmann DKN, O'Mara MT.

PLoS One. 2018 Oct 24;13(10):e0205351. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205351. eCollection 2018.


Profound seasonal changes in brain size and architecture in the common shrew.

Lázaro J, Hertel M, Sherwood CC, Muturi M, Dechmann DKN.

Brain Struct Funct. 2018 Jul;223(6):2823-2840. doi: 10.1007/s00429-018-1666-5. Epub 2018 Apr 16.


Heart rate reveals torpor at high body temperatures in lowland tropical free-tailed bats.

O'Mara MT, Rikker S, Wikelski M, Ter Maat A, Pollock HS, Dechmann DKN.

R Soc Open Sci. 2017 Dec 20;4(12):171359. doi: 10.1098/rsos.171359. eCollection 2017 Dec.


Cognitive skills of common shrews (Sorex araneus) vary with seasonal changes in skull size and brain mass.

Lázaro J, Hertel M, LaPoint S, Wikelski M, Stiehler M, Dechmann DKN.

J Exp Biol. 2018 Jan 22;221(Pt 2). pii: jeb166595. doi: 10.1242/jeb.166595.


Profound reversible seasonal changes of individual skull size in a mammal.

Lázaro J, Dechmann DKN, LaPoint S, Wikelski M, Hertel M.

Curr Biol. 2017 Nov 20;27(22):3576. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.10.064. No abstract available.


Profound reversible seasonal changes of individual skull size in a mammal.

Lázaro J, Dechmann DKN, LaPoint S, Wikelski M, Hertel M.

Curr Biol. 2017 Oct 23;27(20):R1106-R1107. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.055. Erratum in: Curr Biol. 2017 Nov 20;27(22):3576.


Determinants of spring migration departure decision in a bat.

Dechmann DKN, Wikelski M, Ellis-Soto D, Safi K, O'Mara MT.

Biol Lett. 2017 Sep;13(9). pii: 20170395. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0395.


Cyclic bouts of extreme bradycardia counteract the high metabolism of frugivorous bats.

O'Mara MT, Wikelski M, Voigt CC, Ter Maat A, Pollock HS, Burness G, Desantis LM, Dechmann DK.

Elife. 2017 Sep 19;6. pii: e26686. doi: 10.7554/eLife.26686.


Stable carbon isotopes in breath reveal fast metabolic incorporation rates and seasonally variable but rapid fat turnover in the common shrew (Sorex araneus).

Keicher L, O'Mara MT, Voigt CC, Dechmann DKN.

J Exp Biol. 2017 Aug 1;220(Pt 15):2834-2841. doi: 10.1242/jeb.159947. Epub 2017 May 25.


Growth overshoot and seasonal size changes in the skulls of two weasel species.

LaPoint S, Keicher L, Wikelski M, Zub K, Dechmann DK.

R Soc Open Sci. 2017 Jan 25;4(1):160947. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160947. eCollection 2017 Jan.


Profound seasonal shrinking and regrowth of the ossified braincase in phylogenetically distant mammals with similar life histories.

Dechmann DK, LaPoint S, Dullin C, Hertel M, Taylor JR, Zub K, Wikelski M.

Sci Rep. 2017 Feb 13;7:42443. doi: 10.1038/srep42443.


Airplane tracking documents the fastest flight speeds recorded for bats.

McCracken GF, Safi K, Kunz TH, Dechmann DK, Swartz SM, Wikelski M.

R Soc Open Sci. 2016 Nov 9;3(11):160398. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160398. eCollection 2016 Nov.


Common Noctule Bats Are Sexually Dimorphic in Migratory Behaviour and Body Size but Not Wing Shape.

O'Mara MT, Bauer K, Blank D, Baldwin JW, Dechmann DK.

PLoS One. 2016 Nov 23;11(11):e0167027. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167027. eCollection 2016.


The Value of Molecular vs. Morphometric and Acoustic Information for Species Identification Using Sympatric Molossid Bats.

Gager Y, Tarland E, Lieckfeldt D, Ménage M, Botero-Castro F, Rossiter SJ, Kraus RH, Ludwig A, Dechmann DK.

PLoS One. 2016 Mar 4;11(3):e0150780. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150780. eCollection 2016.


Collective Decision-Making in Homing Pigeons: Larger Flocks Take Longer to Decide but Do Not Make Better Decisions.

Santos CD, Przybyzin S, Wikelski M, Dechmann DK.

PLoS One. 2016 Feb 10;11(2):e0147497. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147497. eCollection 2016.


Group size, survival and surprisingly short lifespan in socially foraging bats.

Gager Y, Gimenez O, O'Mara MT, Dechmann DK.

BMC Ecol. 2016 Jan 15;16:2. doi: 10.1186/s12898-016-0056-1.


Personality and morphological traits affect pigeon survival from raptor attacks.

Santos CD, Cramer JF, Pârâu LG, Miranda AC, Wikelski M, Dechmann DK.

Sci Rep. 2015 Oct 22;5:15490. doi: 10.1038/srep15490.


Pronounced Seasonal Changes in the Movement Ecology of a Highly Gregarious Central-Place Forager, the African Straw-Coloured Fruit Bat (Eidolon helvum).

Fahr J, Abedi-Lartey M, Esch T, Machwitz M, Suu-Ire R, Wikelski M, Dechmann DK.

PLoS One. 2015 Oct 14;10(10):e0138985. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138985. eCollection 2015.


Landscape Utilisation, Animal Behaviour and Hendra Virus Risk.

Field HE, Smith CS, de Jong CE, Melville D, Broos A, Kung N, Thompson J, Dechmann DK.

Ecohealth. 2016 Mar;13(1):26-38. doi: 10.1007/s10393-015-1066-8. Epub 2015 Sep 24.


No fever and leucocytosis in response to a lipopolysaccharide challenge in an insectivorous bat.

Stockmaier S, Dechmann DK, Page RA, O'Mara MT.

Biol Lett. 2015 Sep;11(9):20150576. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0576.


Tracking post-hibernation behavior and early migration does not reveal the expected sex-differences in a "female-migrating" bat.

Dechmann DK, Wikelski M, Varga K, Yohannes E, Fiedler W, Safi K, Burkhard WD, O'Mara MT.

PLoS One. 2014 Dec 17;9(12):e114810. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114810. eCollection 2014.


Temporal and contextual consistency of leadership in homing pigeon flocks.

Santos CD, Neupert S, Lipp HP, Wikelski M, Dechmann DK.

PLoS One. 2014 Jul 23;9(7):e102771. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102771. eCollection 2014.


Commuting fruit bats beneficially modulate their flight in relation to wind.

Sapir N, Horvitz N, Dechmann DK, Fahr J, Wikelski M.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Mar 19;281(1782):20140018. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0018. Print 2014 May 7.


Metabolic costs of bat echolocation in a non-foraging context support a role in communication.

Dechmann DK, Wikelski M, van Noordwijk HJ, Voigt CC, Voigt-Heucke SL.

Front Physiol. 2013 Apr 4;4:66. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00066. eCollection 2013.


Comparative analyses of evolutionary rates reveal different pathways to encephalization in bats, carnivorans, and primates.

Smaers JB, Dechmann DK, Goswami A, Soligo C, Safi K.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 30;109(44):18006-11. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1212181109. Epub 2012 Oct 15.


Independent evolution of functional MHC class II DRB genes in New World bat species.

Schad J, Voigt CC, Greiner S, Dechmann DK, Sommer S.

Immunogenetics. 2012 Jul;64(7):535-47. doi: 10.1007/s00251-012-0609-1. Epub 2012 Mar 20.


Low metabolism in a tropical bat from lowland Panama measured using heart rate telemetry: an unexpected life in the slow lane.

Dechmann DK, Ehret S, Gaub A, Kranstauber B, Wikelski M.

J Exp Biol. 2011 Nov 1;214(Pt 21):3605-12. doi: 10.1242/jeb.056010.


MHC class II DRB diversity, selection pattern and population structure in a neotropical bat species, Noctilio albiventris.

Schad J, Dechmann DK, Voigt CC, Sommer S.

Heredity (Edinb). 2011 Aug;107(2):115-26. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2010.173. Epub 2011 Jan 19.


Refueling while flying: foraging bats combust food rapidly and directly to power flight.

Voigt CC, Sörgel K, Dechmann DK.

Ecology. 2010 Oct;91(10):2908-17.


Group hunting-a reason for sociality in molossid bats?

Dechmann DK, Kranstauber B, Gibbs D, Wikelski M.

PLoS One. 2010 Feb 3;5(2):e9012. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009012.


Experimental evidence for group hunting via eavesdropping in echolocating bats.

Dechmann DK, Heucke SL, Giuggioli L, Safi K, Voigt CC, Wikelski M.

Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Aug 7;276(1668):2721-8. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0473. Epub 2009 May 6.


Comparative studies of brain evolution: a critical insight from the Chiroptera.

Dechmann DK, Safi K.

Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2009 Feb;84(1):161-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2008.00067.x. Review.


Nutrition or detoxification: why bats visit mineral licks of the Amazonian rainforest.

Voigt CC, Capps KA, Dechmann DK, Michener RH, Kunz TH.

PLoS One. 2008 Apr 23;3(4):e2011. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002011.


Absent or low rate of adult neurogenesis in the hippocampus of bats (Chiroptera).

Amrein I, Dechmann DK, Winter Y, Lipp HP.

PLoS One. 2007 May 23;2(5):e455.


Bigger is not always better: when brains get smaller.

Safi K, Seid MA, Dechmann DK.

Biol Lett. 2005 Sep 22;1(3):283-6.


Activity levels of bats and katydids in relation to the lunar cycle.

Lang AB, Kalko EK, Römer H, Bockholdt C, Dechmann DK.

Oecologia. 2006 Jan;146(4):659-66. Epub 2005 Nov 5.


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