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An Emerging Disease Causes Regional Population Collapse of a Common North American Bat Species
Threats to and from Bats Bats appear to be able to host an assortment of alarming pathogens, which, if they do not extirpate the bats, have implications for human health (see the Perspective byExpand
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Roosting Ecology of Bats
Bats spend over half their lives subjected to the selective pressures of their roost environment; thus it is not surprising that the conditions and events associated with roosting have played aExpand
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Ecological Impacts of Wind Energy Development on Bats: Questions, Research Needs, and Hypotheses
At a time of growing concern over the rising costs and long-term environmental impacts of the use of fossil fuels and nuclear energy, wind energy has become an increasingly important sector of theExpand
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Ecosystem services provided by bats
Ecosystem services are the benefits obtained from the environment that increase human well‐being. Economic valuation is conducted by measuring the human welfare gains or losses that result fromExpand
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Carpe noctem: the importance of bats as bioindicators
The earth is now subject to climate change and habitat deterioration on unprecedented scales. Monitoring climate change and habitat loss alone is insufficient if we are to understand the effects ofExpand
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Sociality, density-dependence and microclimates determine the persistence of populations suffering from a novel fungal disease, white-nose syndrome.
Disease has caused striking declines in wildlife and threatens numerous species with extinction. Theory suggests that the ecology and density-dependence of transmission dynamics can determine theExpand
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Economic Importance of Bats in Agriculture
Insectivorous bat populations, adversely impacted by white-nose syndrome and wind turbines, may be worth billions of dollars to North American agriculture. White-nose syndrome (WNS) and the increasedExpand
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Molecular phylogeny of New World Myotis (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA genes.
Recent studies have shown that species in the genus Myotis have evolved a number of convergent morphological traits, many of which are more related to their mode of food procurement than to theirExpand
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Global Conservation Significance of Ecuador's Yasuní National Park
Background The threats facing Ecuador's Yasuní National Park are emblematic of those confronting the greater western Amazon, one of the world's last high-biodiversity wilderness areas. Notably, theExpand
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Bat Guano Virome: Predominance of Dietary Viruses from Insects and Plants plus Novel Mammalian Viruses
ABSTRACT Bats are hosts to a variety of viruses capable of zoonotic transmissions. Because of increased contact between bats, humans, and other animal species, the possibility exists for furtherExpand
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