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The Importance of Distance to Resources in the Spatial Modelling of Bat Foraging Habitat
It is concluded that distances to resources are determinant in the way bats forage across the landscape, and that using distance variables substantially improves the accuracy of suitability maps generated with spatially explicit models. Expand
Prey Selection by Myotis myotis (Vespertilionidae) in a Mediterranean Region
The results suggest that, although carabids are the most consumed, crickets are preferred, and spiders seem to represent mostly a complement preyed upon at times of lower food abundance. Expand
Influence of vegetation clutter on the capacity of ground foraging bats to capture prey
While dense ground vegetation may promote prey density, it dramatically reduces access to prey and usage by bats; hence, this should be considered by managers. Expand
Summer foraging habitats of bats in a Mediterranean region of the Iberian Peninsula
It is confirmed that riparian habitats when surrounded by autochthonous broad-leaved forests seem to provide optimal foraging areas for bats during summer, and water sites within habitats resulting from intensive agriculture or forestry, provide very poor foraged areas. Expand
Foraging Behaviour and Habitat use by the European Free-Tailed Bat Tadarida teniotis
Autumnal foraging behaviour and habitat use by Tadarida teniotis were studied in Southern Portugal, using seventeen radio-marked individuals, followed over multiple nights from fixed and mobileExpand
Behavioural determinants of gene flow in the bat Miniopterus schreibersii
It is concluded that potential gene flow is influenced by the distance between colonies and the availability of mating roosts between them, and this flow is asymmetrical, with a dominant direction from the largest to the smallest colonies. Expand
Contrasting the roosting behaviour and phenology of an insectivorous bat (Myotis myotis) in its southern and northern distribution ranges
L'accroissement du nombre de gites disponibles dans les bâtiments a tres probablement contribue a l'expansion de Myotis myotis du sud vers le nord de l'Europe. Cette etude identifie les ajustementsExpand
Prioritizing conservation areas around multispecies bat colonies using spatial modeling
An approach to prioritize areas within this range that conciliates the distinct needs of various species is evaluated, successfully minimizes the amount of land required for protection, while maximizing the quality of the habitat to protect. Expand
Out of the dark: Diurnal activity in the bat Hipposideros ruber on São Tomé island (West Africa)
It is observed that heavy rain caused abrupt daytime returns of large numbers of bats, and in daytime adult males were significantly more frequent than females, while the opposite was noticed at night, an intersexual segregation possibly leading to temporal niche partitioning. Expand
Critical times of the year for Myotis myotis, a temperate zone bat: roles of climate and food resources
The conclusion that food resources can act as a limiting factor is relevant for conservation because, like other bat species, M. myotis forages mostly in agricultural and forestry habitats, and can be affected by practices that accentuate resource bottlenecks. Expand