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Research Article

Drinking and Flying: Does Alcohol Consumption Affect the Flight and Echolocation Performance of Phyllostomid Bats?

  • Dara N. Orbach,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • Nina Veselka,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • Yvonne Dzal,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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  • Louis Lazure,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • M. Brock Fenton mail

    bfenton@uwo.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: February 01, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008993

About the Authors

Dara N. Orbach, Nina Veselka, Louis Lazure, M. Brock Fenton
Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Yvonne Dzal
Department of Biology, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: bfenton@uwo.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DNO MBF. Performed the experiments: DNO NV YD LL. Analyzed the data: DNO NV YD LL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DNO MBF. Wrote the paper: DNO NV YD LL MBF.