PhD Researcher - Ulm University
Bismark is a PhD student at Ulm University, supervised by Prof. Marco Tschapka and Dr. Annette Denzinger (University of Tübingen). His doctoral research is dedicated to understanding habitat use and echolocation behaviour of bats in human-modified landscapes in central Ghana. Currently, he am exploring the foraging and echolocation behaviour of the west African bats through radio-tracking, acoustic surveys and molecular diet analysis. Bismark is also a volunteer researcher at a local NGO - BATlife Ghana, where he works with local communities in his study sites to promote bat and cave conservation.
Bismark's research is targeted at providing insight into the sensory ecology of west African bats while gathering important baseline data on the habitat use and diet which will ultimately guide both monitoring and conservation of threatened bats, such the West African endemic Jones’ leaf nosed bat.