Papers of Interest on Bat Conservation

Disclaimer: Inclusion of these recent documents on issues of interest in bat conservation does not represent endorsement by the WBWG. The authors bear sole responsibility for any and all text, data, recommendations, and conclusions presented. The WBWG provides these papers as a service to our members and as a forum for discussion.

Adams, R. A. and M. A. Hayes. 2008. Water availability and successful lactation by bats as related to climate change in arid regions of western North America. Journal of Animal Ecology 77:1115-1121.

Arnett, E. B. 2007.Presence, relative abundance, and resource selection of bats in managed forest landscapes in western Oregon. PhD dissertation.

Baerwald et al. 2008. Barotrauma is a significant cause of bat fatalities at wind turbines. Current Biology 18:695-696.

California Bat Working Group. 2006. Guidelines for Assessing and Minimizing Impacts to Bats at Wind Energy Development Sites in California.

Ellison, L. E. 2008. Summary and analysis of the U.S. Government Bat Banding Program: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2008-1363. 117p

Lausen, C., E. Baerwald, J. Gruver, and R. Barclay. 2006. Bats and Wind Turbines. Pre-siting and Pre-construction Survey Protocols. University of Calgary.

Mendez, D. J., R. Webb, L. Berger, and R. Speare. 2008. Survival of the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis on bare hands and gloves: hygiene implications for amphibian handling. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 82:97-104.

Pekins, C. E. 2006.Cave Myotis Bat Population and Cave Microclimate Monitoring at a Maternity Site on Fort Hood, Texas during 2005-2006. In Endangered species monitoring and management at Fort Hood, Texas: 2006 annual report. The Nature Conservancy, Fort Hood Project, Fort Hood, Texas, USA.

Piaggio, A. J., K. W. Navo and C. W. Stihler. 2008.Intraspecific comparison of population structure, genetic diversity, and dispersal among three subspecies of Townsend’s big-eared bats, Corynorhinus townsendii townsendii, C. t. pallescens, and the endangered C. t. virginianus. Conservation Genetics. March 2008. (You will need a membership to view the whole document).

Rambaldini, D. 2006. Behavioral Ecology of Pallid Bats in British Columbia.

Rodhouse, T. J., S. A. Scott, P. C. Ormsbee, and J. M. Zinck. 2008. Field identification of Myotis yumanensis and Myotis lucifugus:a morphological evaluation. Western North American Naturalist: 68:437-443.

Vonhof, M. 2005. Handbook of Inventory Methods and Standard Protocols for Surveying Bats in Alberta. 2002. Prepared by: Maarten Vonhof (Echo Biological Consulting Inc.) for Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division, Edmonton, Alberta.

Weller, T. J., S. A. Scott, T. J. Rodhouse, P. C. Ormsbee, and J. M Zinck. 2007. Field identification of the cryptic vespertilionid bats, Myotis lucifugus and M. yumanensis. Acta Chiroptera 9:133-147.


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