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Molecular diet analysis finds an insectivorous desert bat community dominated by resource sharing despite diverse echolocation and foraging strategies.

Gordon R, Ivens S, Ammerman LK, Fenton MB, Littlefair JE, Ratcliffe JM, Clare EL.

Ecol Evol. 2019 Feb 23;9(6):3117-3129. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4896. eCollection 2019 Mar.


Phylogeny matters: revisiting 'a comparison of bats and rodents as reservoirs of zoonotic viruses'.

Guy C, Thiagavel J, Mideo N, Ratcliffe JM.

R Soc Open Sci. 2019 Feb 13;6(2):181182. doi: 10.1098/rsos.181182. eCollection 2019 Feb.


A method for rapid testing of social learning in vampire bats.

Vrtilek JK, Carter GG, Patriquin KJ, Page RA, Ratcliffe JM.

R Soc Open Sci. 2018 Jun 27;5(6):172483. doi: 10.1098/rsos.172483. eCollection 2018 Jun.


Younger vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) are more likely than adults to explore novel objects.

Carter GG, Forss S, Page RA, Ratcliffe JM.

PLoS One. 2018 May 3;13(5):e0196889. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196889. eCollection 2018.


Bats without borders: Predators learn novel prey cues from other predatory species.

Patriquin KJ, Kohles JE, Page RA, Ratcliffe JM.

Sci Adv. 2018 Mar 21;4(3):eaaq0579. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaq0579. eCollection 2018 Mar. Erratum in: Sci Adv. 2019 May 24;5(5):eaax7333.


Auditory opportunity and visual constraint enabled the evolution of echolocation in bats.

Thiagavel J, Cechetto C, Santana SE, Jakobsen L, Warrant EJ, Ratcliffe JM.

Nat Commun. 2018 Jan 8;9(1):98. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02532-x.


Sensory biology: Bats united by cochlear development.

Fenton MB, Ratcliffe JM.

Nat Ecol Evol. 2017 Jan 9;1(2):46. doi: 10.1038/s41559-016-0046. No abstract available.


Fungus Causing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Accumulates Genetic Variability in North America with No Sign of Recombination.

Trivedi J, Lachapelle J, Vanderwolf KJ, Misra V, Willis CKR, Ratcliffe JM, Ness RW, Anderson JB, Kohn LM.

mSphere. 2017 Jul 12;2(4). pii: e00271-17. doi: 10.1128/mSphereDirect.00271-17. eCollection 2017 Jul-Aug.


Oilbirds produce echolocation signals beyond their best hearing range and adjust signal design to natural light conditions.

Brinkløv S, Elemans CPH, Ratcliffe JM.

R Soc Open Sci. 2017 May 24;4(5):170255. doi: 10.1098/rsos.170255. eCollection 2017 May.


Body Size Predicts Echolocation Call Peak Frequency Better than Gape Height in Vespertilionid Bats.

Thiagavel J, Santana SE, Ratcliffe JM.

Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 11;7(1):828. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-00959-2.


Evolutionary escalation: the bat-moth arms race.

Ter Hofstede HM, Ratcliffe JM.

J Exp Biol. 2016 Jun 1;219(Pt 11):1589-602. doi: 10.1242/jeb.086686. Review.


Study sensitivity: Evaluating the ability to detect effects in systematic reviews of chemical exposures.

Cooper GS, Lunn RM, Ågerstrand M, Glenn BS, Kraft AD, Luke AM, Ratcliffe JM.

Environ Int. 2016 Jul-Aug;92-93:605-10. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.03.017. Epub 2016 May 5.


How credible are the study results? Evaluating and applying internal validity tools to literature-based assessments of environmental health hazards.

Rooney AA, Cooper GS, Jahnke GD, Lam J, Morgan RL, Boyles AL, Ratcliffe JM, Kraft AD, Schünemann HJ, Schwingl P, Walker TD, Thayer KA, Lunn RM.

Environ Int. 2016 Jul-Aug;92-93:617-29. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.01.005. Epub 2016 Feb 6.


Sonar sound groups and increased terminal buzz duration reflect task complexity in hunting bats.

Hulgard K, Ratcliffe JM.

Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 9;6:21500. doi: 10.1038/srep21500.


Echolocation in the bat, Rhinolophus capensis: the influence of clutter, conspecifics and prey on call design and intensity.

Fawcett K, Jacobs DS, Surlykke A, Ratcliffe JM.

Biol Open. 2015 May 18;4(6):693-701. doi: 10.1242/bio.201511908.


Range-dependent flexibility in the acoustic field of view of echolocating porpoises (Phocoena phocoena).

Wisniewska DM, Ratcliffe JM, Beedholm K, Christensen CB, Johnson M, Koblitz JC, Wahlberg M, Madsen PT.

Elife. 2015 Mar 20;4:e05651. doi: 10.7554/eLife.05651.


Clutter and conspecifics: a comparison of their influence on echolocation and flight behaviour in Daubenton's bat, Myotis daubentonii.

Fawcett K, Ratcliffe JM.

J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2015 Mar;201(3):295-304. doi: 10.1007/s00359-014-0977-0. Epub 2015 Jan 1.


Sensory biology: echolocation from click to call, mouth to wing.

Fenton MB, Ratcliffe JM.

Curr Biol. 2014 Dec 15;24(24):R1160-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.10.073.


Niche-specific cognitive strategies: object memory interferes with spatial memory in the predatory bat Myotis nattereri.

Hulgard K, Ratcliffe JM.

J Exp Biol. 2014 Sep 15;217(Pt 18):3293-300. doi: 10.1242/jeb.103549. Epub 2014 Jul 10.


Cortisol reactivity to psychosocial stress is greater in sexual risk takers.

Harrison C, Ratcliffe JM, Mitchell M, Smith MA.

Health Psychol Behav Med. 2014 Jan 1;2(1):221-230. Epub 2014 Feb 20.


The simple ears of noctuoid moths are tuned to the calls of their sympatric bat community.

ter Hofstede HM, Goerlitz HR, Ratcliffe JM, Holderied MW, Surlykke A.

J Exp Biol. 2013 Nov 1;216(Pt 21):3954-62. doi: 10.1242/jeb.093294. Epub 2013 Aug 2.


Echolocation in Oilbirds and swiftlets.

Brinkløv S, Fenton MB, Ratcliffe JM.

Front Physiol. 2013 May 28;4:123. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00123. eCollection 2013.


How the bat got its buzz.

Ratcliffe JM, Elemans CP, Jakobsen L, Surlykke A.

Biol Lett. 2013 Jan 8;9(2):20121031. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.1031. Print 2013 Apr 23.


Convergent acoustic field of view in echolocating bats.

Jakobsen L, Ratcliffe JM, Surlykke A.

Nature. 2013 Jan 3;493(7430):93-6. doi: 10.1038/nature11664. Epub 2012 Nov 21.


Evolution of high duty cycle echolocation in bats.

Fenton MB, Faure PA, Ratcliffe JM.

J Exp Biol. 2012 Sep 1;215(Pt 17):2935-44. doi: 10.1242/jeb.073171. Review.


Superfast muscles set maximum call rate in echolocating bats.

Elemans CP, Mead AF, Jakobsen L, Ratcliffe JM.

Science. 2011 Sep 30;333(6051):1885-8. doi: 10.1126/science.1207309.


Frequency alternation and an offbeat rhythm indicate foraging behavior in the echolocating bat, Saccopteryx bilineata.

Ratcliffe JM, Jakobsen L, Kalko EK, Surlykke A.

J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2011 May;197(5):413-23. doi: 10.1007/s00359-011-0630-0. Epub 2011 Feb 16.


Echolocation call intensity and directionality in flying short-tailed fruit bats, Carollia perspicillata (Phyllostomidae).

Brinkløv S, Jakobsen L, Ratcliffe JM, Kalko EK, Surlykke A.

J Acoust Soc Am. 2011 Jan;129(1):427-35. doi: 10.1121/1.3519396.



Fenton MB, Ratcliffe JM.

Curr Biol. 2010 Dec 21;20(24):R1060-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.10.037. No abstract available.


Light enough to travel: migratory bats have smaller brains, but not larger hippocampi, than sedentary species.

McGuire LP, Ratcliffe JM.

Biol Lett. 2011 Apr 23;7(2):233-6. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0744. Epub 2010 Sep 29.


Adaptive auditory risk assessment in the dogbane tiger moth when pursued by bats.

Ratcliffe JM, Fullard JH, Arthur BJ, Hoy RR.

Proc Biol Sci. 2011 Feb 7;278(1704):364-70. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.1488. Epub 2010 Aug 18.


Flower bats (Glossophaga soricina) and fruit bats (Carollia perspicillata) rely on spatial cues over shapes and scents when relocating food.

Carter GG, Ratcliffe JM, Galef BG.

PLoS One. 2010 May 25;5(5):e10808. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010808.


Release from bats: genetic distance and sensoribehavioural regression in the Pacific field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus.

Fullard JH, ter Hofstede HM, Ratcliffe JM, Pollack GS, Brigidi GS, Tinghitella RM, Zuk M.

Naturwissenschaften. 2010 Jan;97(1):53-61. doi: 10.1007/s00114-009-0610-1. Epub 2009 Sep 24.


The national study to prevent blood exposure in paramedics: rates of exposure to blood.

Boal WL, Leiss JK, Ratcliffe JM, Sousa S, Lyden JT, Li J, Jagger J.

Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2010 Feb;83(2):191-9. doi: 10.1007/s00420-009-0421-x. Epub 2009 May 13.


Tiger moths and the threat of bats: decision-making based on the activity of a single sensory neuron.

Ratcliffe JM, Fullard JH, Arthur BJ, Hoy RR.

Biol Lett. 2009 Jun 23;5(3):368-71. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0079. Epub 2009 Mar 25.


Bats go head-under-heels: the biomechanics of landing on a ceiling.

Riskin DK, Bahlman JW, Hubel TY, Ratcliffe JM, Kunz TH, Swartz SM.

J Exp Biol. 2009 Apr;212(Pt 7):945-53. doi: 10.1242/jeb.026161.


Neuroecology and diet selection in phyllostomid bats.

Ratcliffe JM.

Behav Processes. 2009 Mar;80(3):247-51. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2008.12.010.


Provision and use of personal protective equipment and safety devices in the National Study to Prevent Blood Exposure in Paramedics.

Mathews R, Leiss JK, Lyden JT, Sousa S, Ratcliffe JM, Jagger J.

Am J Infect Control. 2008 Dec;36(10):743-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2008.04.250. Epub 2008 Oct 3.


Multimodal warning signals for a multiple predator world.

Ratcliffe JM, Nydam ML.

Nature. 2008 Sep 4;455(7209):96-9. doi: 10.1038/nature07087.


Laterality and flight: concurrent tests of side-bias and optimality in flying tree swallows.

Mandel JT, Ratcliffe JM, Cerasale DJ, Winkler DW.

PLoS One. 2008 Mar 12;3(3):e1748. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001748.


Nocturnal activity positively correlated with auditory sensitivity in noctuoid moths.

ter Hofstede HM, Ratcliffe JM, Fullard JH.

Biol Lett. 2008 Jun 23;4(3):262-5. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2007.0617.


Ignoring the irrelevant: auditory tolerance of audible but innocuous sounds in the bat-detecting ears of moths.

Fullard JH, Ratcliffe JM, Jacobs DS.

Naturwissenschaften. 2008 Mar;95(3):241-5. Epub 2007 Nov 22.


Acoustic feature recognition in the dogbane tiger moth, Cycnia tenera.

Fullard JH, Ratcliffe JM, Christie CG.

J Exp Biol. 2007 Jul;210(Pt 14):2481-8.


Roosts as information centres: social learning of food preferences in bats.

Ratcliffe JM, Ter Hofstede HM.

Biol Lett. 2005 Mar 22;1(1):72-4.


Animal behavior: who will croak next?

Ratcliffe JM, Fenton MB.

Curr Biol. 2006 Jun 20;16(12):R455-6.


Blood exposure among paramedics: incidence rates from the national study to prevent blood exposure in paramedics.

Leiss JK, Ratcliffe JM, Lyden JT, Sousa S, Orelien JG, Boal WL, Jagger J.

Ann Epidemiol. 2006 Sep;16(9):720-5. Epub 2006 Apr 3.


Behavioral flexibility positively correlated with relative brain volume in predatory bats.

Ratcliffe JM, Fenton MB, Shettleworth SJ.

Brain Behav Evol. 2006;67(3):165-76. Epub 2006 Jan 13.


The adaptive function of tiger moth clicks against echolocating bats: an experimental and synthetic approach.

Ratcliffe JM, Fullard JH.

J Exp Biol. 2005 Dec;208(Pt 24):4689-98. Erratum in: J Exp Biol. 2006 Jul;209(Pt 14):2811.


Sensory ecology of predator-prey interactions: responses of the AN2 interneuron in the field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus to the echolocation calls of sympatric bats.

Fullard JH, Ratcliffe JM, Guignion C.

J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2005 Jul;191(7):605-18. Epub 2005 May 11.


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