Effects of tropical forest fragmentation on aerial insectivorous bats in a land-bridge island system.

  title={Effects of tropical forest fragmentation on aerial insectivorous bats in a land-bridge island system.},
  author={Sergio Estrada-Villegas and Christoph F. J. Meyer and Elisabeth Klara Viktoria Kalko},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
Habitat fragmentation causes drastic changes in the biota and it is crucial to understand these modifications to mitigate its consequences. While studies on Neotropical bats have mainly targeted phyllostomid bats, impacts of fragmentation on the equally important aerial insectivores remain largely unexplored. We studied species richness, composition, count abundance and feeding activity of aerial insectivorous bats in a system of land-bridge islands in Panama with acoustic sampling. We… Expand

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