Aeroecology is a term that my
colleague Tom Kuntz, at Boston University, coined a couple years
ago to recognize the fact that and there’s a whole group of
organisms, birds, and bats, and insects, and some arthropods like spiders, that depend on time the lower part of our atmosphere for critical parts of their life histories.
In terms of aeroecology I’m collaborating with atmospheric
scientist, radar scientists for developing tools for other
researchers to use radar data for studying birds, and bats, and flying. arthropods. Bats really are a model
system for understanding aeroecology and to understand bats we have to
understand how they’re using the airspace to meet their needs.