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ESR - Vol. 8, No. 1-2 - Table of contents

ESR - Vol. 8, No. 1-2 - Table of contents

Endang Species Res (Print ISSN: 1863-5407; Online ISSN: 1613-4796)
Copyright © 2009 Inter-Research. Published July 8

Articles are freely available to all users, compliments of Inter-Research.


Bats: Status, Threats and Conservation Successes

This ESR THEME SECTION focuses on bats (order: Chiroptera), which number over 1100 species and represent the second most species-rich mammalian order worldwide. Bats exhibit tremendous ecological diversity and also display a unique suite of evolutionary adaptations. In addition to their intrinsic conservation value, they play key roles in numerous ecosystem services, as seed dispersers, pollinators and predators of insects. Yet at the same time, bats are among the most endangered of mammals, facing unprecedented threats from the loss of foraging habitats and roosting sites, from hunting, changes in land use, climate change and pathogens. The research and reviews contained within this ESR Theme Section encompass the wide range of threats and conservation issues that concern bats, as well as highlighting the challenges for conservationists, and the potential successes that can result from prompt and sound management decisions. We hope this will inspire more researchers to submit their work on bats to ESR.

As for all current ESR articles, we are pleased to make the online version of this ESR THEME SECTION available with Open Access

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Racey P
Bats: status, threats and conservation successes: Introduction
ESR 8:1-3 | Full text in pdf format

Gerlach J
Conservation of the Seychelles sheath-tailed bat Coleura seychellensis on Silhouette Island, Seychelles
ESR 8:5-13 | Full text in pdf format

Puechmaille SJ, Soisook P, Yokubol M, Piyapan P, Ar Gouilh M, Mie Mie K, Khin Kyaw K, Mackie I, Bumrungsri S, Dejtaradol A, Nwe T, Hla Bu SS, Satasook C, Bates PJ, Teeling EC
Population size, distribution, threats and conservation status of two endangered bat species Craseonycteris thonglongyai and Hipposideros turpis
ESR 8:15-23 | Full text in pdf format

Ruffell J, Guilbert J, Parsons S
Review: Translocation of bats as a conservation strategy: previous attempts and potential problems
ESR 8:25-31 | Full text in pdf format

Ruffell J, Parsons S
Assessment of the short-term success of a translocation of lesser short-tailed bats Mystacina tuberculata
ESR 8:33-39 | Full text in pdf format

Weinberger IC, Bontadina F, Arlettaz R
Translocation as a conservation tool to supplement relict bat colonies: a pioneer study with endangered horseshoe bats
ESR 8:41-48 | Full text in pdf format

Russell AL, Butchkoski CM, Saidak L, McCracken GF
Road-killed bats, highway design, and the commuting ecology of bats
ESR 8:49-60 | Full text in pdf format

Rebelo H, Rainho A
Bat conservation and large dams: spatial changes in habitat use caused by Europe’s largest reservoir
ESR 8:61-68 | Full text in pdf format

Almenar D, Aihartza J, Goiti U, Salsamendi E, Garin I
Foraging behaviour of the long-fingered bat Myotis capaccinii: implications for conservation and management
ESR 8:69-78 | Full text in pdf format

Knight T, Jones G
Importance of night roosts for bat conservation: roosting behaviour of the lesser horseshoe bat Rhinolophus hipposideros
ESR 8:79-86 | Full text in pdf format

Ammerman LK, McDonough M, Hristov NI, Kunz TH
Census of the endangered Mexican long-nosed bat Leptonycteris nivalis in Texas, USA, using thermal imaging
ESR 8:87-92 | Full text in pdf format

Jones G, Jacobs DS, Kunz TH, Willig MR, Racey PA
Review: Carpe noctem: the importance of bats as bioindicators
ESR 8:93-115 | Full text in pdf format

Fukui D, Okazaki K, Maeda K
Diet of three sympatric insectivorous bat species on Ishigaki Island, Japan
ESR 8:117-128 | Full text in pdf format

Weller TJ, Cryan PM, O’Shea TJ
Review: Broadening the focus of bat conservation and research in the USA for the 21st century
ESR 8:129-145 | Full text in pdf format