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Global Conservation Significance of Ecuador's Yasuní National Park
Yasuní has outstanding global conservation significance due to its extraordinary biodiversity and potential to sustain this biodiversity in the long term because of its large size and wilderness character, and likelihood of maintaining wet, rainforest conditions while anticipated climate change-induced drought intensifies in the eastern Amazon. Expand
Diving seabirds share foraging space and time within and among species
A multi-species GPS-tracking approach of seabirds of four species on a small island in the Southwest Atlantic observed strikingly strong spatial foraging segregation among birds of the same species, breeding in colonies as close as 2 km from each other. Expand
Low turnover rates of carbon isotopes in tissues of two nectar-feeding bat species
The findings of low turnover rates in hair was low in L. curasoae and undetectable in G. soricina, which may be explained by the seasonal growth of the hair in these two species. Expand
The Dark Side of Light: A Transdisciplinary Research Agenda for Light Pollution Policy
Although the invention and widespread use of artificial light is clearly one of the most important human technological advances, the transformation of nightscapes is increasingly recognized as havingExpand
Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World
Morphological innovation, diversification and invasion of a new adaptive zone
Results show that a novel stenodermatine skull phenotype played a central role in the evolution of frugivory and increasing speciation within phyllostomids, with a significant increase in diversification rate driven by increased speciation at the most recent common ancestor. Expand
The use of automated identification of bat echolocation calls in acoustic monitoring: A cautionary note for a sound analysis
It is argued that neophytes – including consultants with little experience with bats but specialized into other taxonomical groups – will accept passively automated responses of tools still awaiting sufficient validation, and that bat call identification is a serious practical issue. Expand
White-nose syndrome: is this emerging disease a threat to European bats?
An international WNS consortium of 67 scientists from 29 countries was assembled and the most important research and conservation priorities were identified to assess the risk of WNS to European bats. Expand
Experimental evidence for group hunting via eavesdropping in echolocating bats
Investigation of the role of echolocation calls as inadvertently produced cues for social foraging in the insectivorous bat Noctilio albiventris found that sociality appears to allow for more effective group foraging strategies via eavesdropping on acoustical cues of group members in nocturnal mammals. Expand
Divergent trophic levels in two cryptic sibling bat species
It is highlighted that morphologically almost identical, sympatric sibling species may forage at divergent trophic levels, and, thus, may have different effects on ecosystem processes. Expand