Social thermoregulation exerts more influence than microclimate on forest roost preferences by a cavity-dwelling bat

@article{Willis2007SocialTE,
  title={Social thermoregulation exerts more influence than microclimate on forest roost preferences by a cavity-dwelling bat},
  author={Craig K. R. Willis and Robert Brigham},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={62},
  pages={97-108}
}
Nest or roost temperature (T roost) is thought to impact reproductive fitness in many endotherms but few studies have directly tested the hypothesis that naturally occurring variability in nest or roost microclimate is large enough to affect reproductive success. We conducted a field experiment to test whether roost selection by cavity-dwelling, reproductive female big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) is more strongly influenced by roost microclimate or a physical characteristic of roosts that… CONTINUE READING
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