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Economic Importance of Bats in Agriculture
Analysis suggesting that loss of bats in North America could lead to agricultural losses estimated at more than $3.7 billion/year is presented.
SEASONAL DISTRIBUTION OF MIGRATORY TREE BATS (LASIURUS AND LASIONYCTERIS) IN NORTH AMERICA
- P. Cryan
- Environmental Science
- 30 May 2003
Abstract Despite evidence of migration in North American tree bats (genera Lasiurus and Lasionycteris), details regarding seasonal movements in these widely distributed species are few. This study…
Inoculation of bats with European Geomyces destructans supports the novel pathogen hypothesis for the origin of white-nose syndrome
- L. Warnecke, James M. Turner, C. Willis
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 9 April 2012
It is demonstrated that altered torpor-arousal cycles underlie mortality from white-nose syndrome and provide direct evidence that Gd is a novel pathogen to North America from Europe.
Experimental infection of bats with Geomyces destructans causes white-nose syndrome
It is demonstrated that exposure of healthy little brown bats to pure cultures of G. destructans causes white-nose syndrome and that the recent emergence of WNS in North America may represent translocation of the fungus to a region with a naive population of animals.
Wing pathology of white-nose syndrome in bats suggests life-threatening disruption of physiology
The unique physiological importance of wings to hibernating bats in relation to the damage caused by G. destructans is reviewed and it is proposed that mortality is caused by catastrophic disruption of wing-dependent physiological functions.
A comparison of bats and rodents as reservoirs of zoonotic viruses: are bats special?
- A. Luis, D. Hayman, C. Webb
- Biology, Environmental ScienceProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 April 2013
The results point to a new hypothesis to explain in part why bats host more zoonotic viruses per species: the stronger effect of sympatry in bats and more viruses shared between bat species suggests that interspecific transmission is more prevalent among bats than among rodents.
White-Nose Syndrome Fungus (Geomyces destructans) in Bats, Europe
Unlike bats in North America, bats in Europe are not killed by this fungus, which causes fungal infections that can be fatal to bats in these regions.
Causes of Bat Fatalities at Wind Turbines: Hypotheses and Predictions
Abstract Thousands of industrial-scale wind turbines are being built across the world each year to meet the growing demand for sustainable energy. Bats of certain species are dying at wind turbines…
Economic Importance of Bats in Agriculture CONSERVATION
W hite-nose syndrome (WNS) and the increased development of wind-power facilities are threatening populations of insectivorous bats in North America. Bats are voracious predators of nocturnal…