Short CV/Education and training

  • 2005 – 2009
    Doctoral studies in zoology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr. Otto von Helversen. Grade: "summa cum laude"

  • 2009 – 2012
    Postdoc at the Institute of Experimental Ecology (now the Institute of Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genomics), Ulm University, Germany

  • 2013
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in zoology and ecology at Ulm University. Mentors: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Kalko, Prof. Dr. Manfred Ayasse, Prof. Dr. Harald Wolf

  • 2014 – 2015
    Head of a junior research group at the Institute of Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genomics, Ulm University

  • since 2014
    Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama

  • since 2015
    Heisenberg Fellow, head of the research group "Behavioural Biology", Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

Selected publications

  • Tschapka M, Gonzalez-Terrazas TP, Knörnschild M (2015) Nectar uptake in a mammal using a novel pumping tongue mechanism. Science Advances, 1: e1500525.

  • Knörnschild M (2014) Vocal production learning in bats. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 28: 80-85. Invited review.

  • Knörnschild M, Jung K, Nagy M, Metz M, Kalko EKV (2012) Bat echolocation calls facilitate social communication. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279(1748): 4827-4835.

  • Knörnschild M, Nagy M, Metz M, Mayer F, von Helversen O (2012) Learned vocal group signatures in the polygynous bat Saccopteryx bilineata. Animal Behaviour 84(4): 671-679.

  • Knörnschild M, Nagy M, Metz M, Mayer F, von Helversen O (2010) Complex vocal imitation during ontogeny in a bat. Biology Letters 6(2): 156-159.

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