Does interspecific competition drive patterns of habitat use in desert bat communities?

@article{Razgour2011DoesIC,
  title={Does interspecific competition drive patterns of habitat use in desert bat communities?},
  author={Orly Razgour and Carmi Korine and David Saltz},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2011},
  volume={167},
  pages={493-502}
}
Bodies of water are a key foraging habitat for insectivorous bats. Since water is a scarce and limiting resource in arid environments, bodies of open water may have a structuring effect on desert bat communities, resulting in temporal or spatial partitioning of bat activity. Using acoustic monitoring, we studied the spatial and temporal activity patterns of insectivorous bats over desert ponds, and hypothesised that sympatric bat species partition the foraging space above ponds based on… CONTINUE READING
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