PhD student Rob Chandler attends UK National Bat Conference 2022

Our PhD student, Rob Chandler, attended the UK National Bat Conference 2022, held on 23-25 September, at the Yarnfield Park Centre near Stafford.
24th October 2022

Rob got the token of the children’s book ‘The Little Church Bat’, where the Church warden happens to be called ‘Rob Chandler’

Our PhD student, Rob Chandler, attended the UK National Bat Conference 2022, held on 23-25 September, at the Yarnfield Park Centre near Stafford. The National Bat Conference is the biggest event in the bat calendar and an excellent opportunity to hear from and connect with experts from across the UK. This year’s event saw over 200 delegates including professionals, amateurs and non-specialist audience who have a passion for bats.
Rob had the opportunity to network with like-minded people and discuss his PhD research on detecting sounds in three-dimensional space. Ecologists and specialist equipment suppliers welcomed the development of such novel device, and the Bat Conservation Trust technical panel contributed to Rob’s study by advising on their use of infrared cameras in bat survey work.
Rob looks forward to presenting his apparatus and method for detecting a free flying echolocating bat at the following 2023 conference, which will doubtless become a useful tool for scientist and activists working on the conservation of bats and other wildlife.

‘At the UK National Bat Conference 2022’

Rob is most grateful to the Friends of Gibraltar Heritage Society (FOGHS) for supporting his research and sponsoring his conference attendance. The FOGHS PhD Bursary is an annual £1,000 award conferred on one individual through a process of competition. The scheme supports research projects that benefit Gibraltar by preserving its heritage, history and the environment, as well as the promotion of links between the UK and Gibraltar.
The University of Gibraltar would like take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude for the continuous support received from FOGHS since 2016.
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