Monitoring trends in bat populations of the United States and territories: status of the science and recommendations for the future

Product Type: 

Journal Article

Year: 

2003

Author(s): 

O'Shea, T.J., M.A. Bogan, and L.E. Ellison

Suggested Citation: 

O'Shea, T.J., M.A. Bogan, and L.E. Ellison. 2003. Monitoring trends in bat populations of the United States and territories: status of the science and recommendations for the future. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 31(1): 16-29.

Populations of bats (Order Chiroptera) are difficult to monitor. However, current recognition of the importance of bats to biodiversity, their ecological and economic value as ecosystem components, and their vulnerability to declines makes monitoring trends in their populations a much-needed cornerstone for their future management. We report finding and recommendations for a recent expert workshop on monitoring trends in bat populations in the United States and territories…

      

Tom O'Shea
Tom O'SheaLaura EllisonMichael Bogan