Professor Kate Jones

Monday, September 7 2015 at 7:30PM

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Professor Kate Jones

What's the talk about?

Bats make up one of the largest group of mammals on the planet - one in every five species of mammal is a bat. They use sophisticated ultrasonic sounds too high for us to hear to navigate and to find food. Bats are found all over the world from pristine rainforests to urban areas like Regent’s Park and are responsible for billions of dollars’ worth of insect regulation, pollination and seed dispersal.

Despite this, bats are commonly misrepresented, misunderstood and feared. In this talk, Kate Jones will discuss the natural history of bats and the common misconceptions about these animals and let you listen in to their hidden acoustic world.

Kate Jones is Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity at University College London and The Zoological Society of London. She has been studying bat ecology for over 20 years, is the author of over 80 scientific publications and is the current Chair of The Bat Conservation Trust. She regularly appears on TV and Radio 4 to talk about wildlife conservation and bat-related issues.

Cost: £3 to cover our expenses.