Third edition update (French version only; (th June 2015)

logoThe third edition of "Acoustic Ecology of European Bats was released in June 2015. It incorporates numerous corrections and updates (text, Excel and sound files) antérieures à sa parution. The book includes 344 pages bound between hard covers ; a band at the top of cover page 1 specifies the edition ; the DVD contains 294 sound files (e. g. 68 heterodyned and 221 in time expansion x 10) and 9 Excel files for identification.

The print run of 1000 copies sold out in the springEdition3_Modifications-12_2dec2020 2020.

General warning :

The updates deposited on this page concern the third édition ; they refresh the book content.

The latter is dense and complex ; it explains a method using a step-by-step approach. It is therefore vitally important not to separate the update files, from their context in the main text. This could lead to oversimplifications and misinterpretations in the methodology as well as in species identifications. All the files proposed can be freely downloaded ; but please do not forget to cite the source of the information in your work.


Text updates :

The updates are proposed as amendments (additional text to complete a given section) or corrections (text to replace a portion of the original text that was found to be inaccurate or incomplete, as a list in the “Modifications file” or as a separate file). The exact place of insertion of amendments and corrections in the book is always specified.

– « Edition3_Modifications-16_13mai2022 »

– « Edition3_Addendum1_janvier2019_P-kuhlii_signaux-sigmoides »

– « Edition3_Addendum2_aout2020_description-habitat_classification-especesdition3_Addendum2_aout2020_description-habitat_classification-especes »

− Fichier du DVD ; folder « SONS » ; sub-folder « 3_Expansion de temps x 10 ») : « Commentaires_séquences_expansion x 10_sept2019 »

Excel files updates (identification graphs) :

voir onglet “4th edition updates

Updates are proposed as new spectrograms, comments, or replacement graphs amended by new signal analyses or with correction of possible errors. The entire file is renewed and replaces the previous version. xls files of this third edition countain macros for the use of an utility module created by Roland Jamault (see pdf file “lisez-moi”). Please see the date in the title of the files below to check if your versions are up to date.

Regarding these xls files in particular, it is very important not to consider them on their own ; they must be replaced in their context in the book in order to be correctly interpreted.

NB : For Linux users who don't have Windows system, or for Windows users who don't have Excel program, you can use a free software (Gnumeric) which permit to use xls files ; it can be downloaded at :

New : a web version (signed Roland Jamault) to use the identification graphs:

English page :

Sound files updates :

Sound sequences (.wave standard) are proposed for downloading when helpful for clarification of amendments to the text. To download : on play page, click with the right mouse button then select “Save as”.

DVD3 : expansion de temps x 10 :

– « 036a_QFC&FM-fausse-alt_V-murinus_Hte-Savoie_aout2018©JF-Desmet » (uploaded in Juanary 2019)

– « 173b_FMsigmoide_P-kuhlii_Correze_aout2017©J-Vittier » (uploaded in Juanary 2019)

– « 173c_FMsigmoide_P-kuhlii_Maine&Loire_juillet2015©L-Bellion » (uploaded in Juanary 2019)