Weather and demographics affect Dactylanthus flower visitation by New Zealand lesser short-tailed bats

@article{Czenze2018WeatherAD,
  title={Weather and demographics affect Dactylanthus flower visitation by New Zealand lesser short-tailed bats},
  author={Z. Czenze and Tertia Thurley},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Ecology},
  year={2018}
}
  • Z. Czenze, Tertia Thurley
  • Published 2018
  • Biology
  • New Zealand Journal of Ecology
  • Dactylanthus taylorii is thought to be the only ground-flowering plant to be pollinated by a bat; the New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata). This unique mutualistic relationship is poorly understood despite both species being threatened. We placed dataloggers around distinct clumps of D. taylorii inflorescences to monitor bats with implanted passive integrated transponders (PIT-tags) and quantify visitation rates and demography during the late-summer flowering season… CONTINUE READING

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