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Bats from Mampam Conservation PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 07 July 2007 09:54

Bats are smelly and they spread ebola and other nasty diseases. But we love them and we need them for all sorts of reasons, and woe betide anybody who so much as shouts at a bat in the European Union; you face imprisonment and a hefty fine.

Here you will find details of our work on bats in Ghana, Madagascar, the Philippines and the U.K. Our studies aim to develop accurate methods of assessing highly diverse bat communities in very complex environments whilst causing minimum disturbance to the animals.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 April 2011 00:16
Do Bats Like Peas? PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 August 2008 10:11

Do Bats Like Peas?

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 April 2011 23:42
Only one edit window! How do I create "Read more..."? PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 August 2008 19:29

This is now implemented by inserting a Read more... tag (the button is located below the editor area) a dotted line appears in the edited text showing the split location for the Read more.... A new Plugin takes care of the rest.

It is worth mentioning that this does not have a negative effect on migrated data from older sites. The new implementation is fully backward compatible.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2008 19:29
Bat Surveys PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 August 2008 01:12

Bat surveys in tropical forests must account for large numbers of species that occur in an extremely complex environment. In contrast bat surveys in the UK rarely record more than three or four sympatric species, and the habitats of British bats are usually buildings and linear features with plant communities composed of just a few species. Canopy heights are low, taxonomic resolution is excellent, and roost availability is highly limited.

Bat surveys in the U.K. are expensive and often based on tenuous evidence. However they are a legal requirement for any development that requires planning permission and their reliability is rarely tested in court. Bats in Glossop, where I was born, have suffered huge declines over the last decades, primarily as a result of housing developments along the flood plain of the Hurst and Glossop Brooks. Shirebrook Park destroyed almost all the hedgerow habitat of Glossop, and riverine vegetation along all water courses in the town are degraded to some extent. In addition severe light pollution makes a lot of potentially good habitat entirely unusable by bats. In this context the granting of developments that destroy bat populations should be strongly opposed using rigorous scientific proof.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 April 2011 00:43

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