Mr Oliver Lindecke

Research Officer

Contact info

Location: 532 Brambell Building


Phone: +44 (0)1248 388 636

Contact Info

Location: 532 Brambell Building


Phone: +44 (0)1248 388 636


I am interested in functional mechanisms guiding animal movements in the wild. My research focus lies on sensory ecology, particularly animal navigation and orientation, and its underlying physiology. With bats as a model, I study e.g. magnetoreception of mammals. My goal is to gain insight into sensory systems and behavioural strategies of animals to understand their perception of the environment. Thereby, I aim to identify conservation needs for wildlife in the Anthropocene.


Publication overview at Google Scholar

Grant Awards and Projects

2019-2021: European Commission | MSCA COFUND fellowship: Unravelling the magnetic sense of bats and its susceptibility to electromagnetic noise.

Research Activity at Previous HEIs

2015-2018: Freie Universität Berlin | Elsa-Neumann fellowship: Navigation and orientation of long-distance migratory bats.

2015-2019: Doctoral Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research Berlin, Germany

Education / academic qualifications

  • BSc , Body mass of the beaver (Castor fiber) - a comparative analysis of carcasses from the autochthonous population of Central Europe
  • MSc , Migratory ecology of Nathusius’ bats (Pipistrellus nathusii) – Combination of classical field techniques and stable hydrogen isotope analysis

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