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Zoology

2013

Selected Works

Bat conservation

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Moving Across The Border: Modeling Migratory Bat Populations, Ruscena Wiederholt, Laura López-Hoffman, Jon Cline, Rodrigo A. Medellín, Paul Cryan, Amy L. Russell, Gary Mccracken, Jay Diffendorfer, Darius Semmens Aug 2013

Moving Across The Border: Modeling Migratory Bat Populations, Ruscena Wiederholt, Laura López-Hoffman, Jon Cline, Rodrigo A. Medellín, Paul Cryan, Amy L. Russell, Gary Mccracken, Jay Diffendorfer, Darius Semmens

Amy L. Russell

The migration of animals across long distances and between multiple habitats presents a major challenge for conservation. For the migratory Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis mexicana), these challenges include identifying and protecting migratory routes and critical roosts in two countries, the United States and Mexico. Knowledge and conservation of bat migratory routes is critical in the face of increasing threats from climate change and wind turbines that might decrease migratory survival. We employ a new modeling approach for bat migration, network modeling, to simulate migratory routes between winter habitat in southern Mexico and summer breeding habitat in northern Mexico and ...