We're in the news! The Gareth Jones' Lab has been featured in multiple media outlets over the years. Below we have provided the relevant links to all online publications to date.
Six reference-quality genomes reveal evolution of bat adaptations
Led by academics from Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, and University College Dublin.
JEBB, D., HUANG, Z., PIPPEL, M., HUGHES, G. M., LAVRICHENKO, K., DEVANNA, P., … TEELING, E. C. (2020). Six reference-quality genomes reveal evolution of bat adaptations. Nature 583, 578–584 (2020).
BBC Radio Three - Becoming a Soprano Pipistrelle
What is like to be a bat? With the help of Gareth Jones, playwright Sarah Kosar imagines this possibility creatively with her spoken essay.
"In our world of dissolving distinctions, five contemporary writers imagine life as an animal of their choice and investigate the boundaries between animal and human - each with the help from different animal experts. In this edition, playwright Sarah Kosar flies in the night sky with the soprano pipistrelle bat."
Four things bats can teach us about survival
Moth responses to hedgerow management in farmland
FROIDEVAUX, J.S.P. , BROYLES, M. & JONES, G. 2018. Moth responses to sympathetic hedgerow management in temperate farmland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.
Attractiveness of domestic lights to insects
WAKEFIELD, A, BROYLES, MEJ, STONE, E, JONES, G & HARRIS, S, 2016, ‘Experimentally comparing the attractiveness of domestic lights to insects: Do LEDs attract fewer insects than conventional light types?’. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2527
Woodchester Mansion Bat Project
In the Summer of 2014 the biggest greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) at Woodchester Mansion to date was recorded. These records belong to a longitudinal study aimed at learning more about this fascinating species. Read more about it here.
Fellatio in fruit bats
TAN, M., JONES, G., ZHU, G., YE, J., HONG, T., ZHOU, S., ZHANG, S. & ZHANG, L. 2009. Fellatio by fruit bats prolongs copulation time. PLoS ONE 4: e7595 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0007595
20th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize
Professor Gareth Jones' acceptance speech at the 20th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony in Cambridge, MA, USA
Daylight foraging in the soprano pipistrelle bat
RUSSO, D., CISTRONE, L., GARONNA, A.P. & JONES, G. 2011. The early bat catches the fly: daylight foraging in soprano pipistrelle bats. Mammalian Biology 76: 87-89. Doi:10.1016/j.mambio.2009.08.002.
BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time
Listen to Professor Gareth Jones discuss the fascinating science behind echolocation in bats.
"Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how animals such as bats and dolphins evolved to use high frequency sounds to navigate their environments and find their prey."
Presenter Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest Gareth Jones
Interviewed Guest Kate Jones
Interviewed Guest Dean Waters
Producer Simon Tillotson
In May 2013, The Gareth Jones' Lab were involved in a unique art installation - Vocal Migrations. Inspired by the echolocation system of bats, participants were asked to wear a blindfold and navigate a labyrinth using a mobile device that modified their voice relative to nearby obstacles.
More information here.