Meet Dr Paul Webala

Paul Webala is a Senior Lecturer at Maasai Mara University (http://www.mmarau.ac.ke/), Narok (Kenya), where he teaches Wildlife Ecology and Management in addition to supervising graduate student research projects. He currently serves on BCA’s Steering Committee as co-Chair. As a wildlife ecologist, Paul uses bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) as a focal group, to understand animal-habitat relationships using state-of-the-art techniques such as molecular...

Prof. David Jacobs studies ecology and evolution of sensory signals in bats

Meet BCA member, Prof. David Jacobs whose lab – Animal Evolution & Systematics group at University of Cape Town focuses on Ecology & Evolution of Sensory Signals. His current research investigates the evolution of acoustic signals using bat echolocation as a model system, focusing on the influence of the biological and physical environment (i.e adaptation) as well as chance events...

Member projects

Here are some of the exciting projects our members are involved in: Scotophilus leucogaster recorded for the first time in Malawi! African Bat conservation, a Non-governmental Organisation dedicated to research and conservation of bats in Malawi has made and interesting find. Read about their activities here.