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Bat Banding

Importance of Bats

Why Band Bats?

Purpose: To determine roosting patterns of Pipistrellus subflavus using the Morishita Index & analyze available habitat versus space occupied.

Hypothesis: Chambers inhabited by the fragile bat population will indicate random dispersal as opposed to clustering patterns of roosting bats.

Goal: To monitor bat populations and build a novel long term database for restoration of the cave ecosystem with emphasis on reestablishment of various bat species.

Seth McCormick and Morgan Kurz Banding a BatSetch Checking for WNS

 

(above) Seth McCormick and Morgan Kurz Banding a Bat
(right) Seth Checking for WNS

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