Big city holds empty promise for bats
In the treeless, flat Prairie, you'd think a city would provide a good home for bats who like to snuggle up and roost in trees and buildings. But researchers at the University of Calgary made the surprising ...
Bat researchers discover new species on St. Vincent island
(PhysOrg.com) -- At first glance, the bat captured in St. Vincent looked like a common type found in South America.
Wildlife in trouble from oil palm plantations, according to scientists
(PhysOrg.com) -- Forest fragmentation driven by demand for palm oil is having a catastrophic effect on multiple levels of biodiversity, scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered.
Bats lend an ear to sonar engineering
Researchers have mapped out the diversity of bat ears in a hope to inspire the design of new intuitive methods of manipulating waves with physical shapes, such as SONAR and RADAR.
Why does rain keep bats grounded?
Study: Bat disease may increase farm pesticide use
A group of researchers says the threat posed to bats by a fatal disease isn't just a threat to the animals but to American agriculture, one they believe farmers and consumers alike scarcely appreciate.
Fungus sweeps across the country, killing bats
More than 100 hibernating bats hang from the vaulted ceiling of a chilly gallery in central New Mexico's Fort Stanton Cave, seemingly unaware of the lights from helmet lanterns sweeping over their gargoyle-like faces.
UT professor finds economic importance of bats in the billions
Bats in North America are under a two-pronged attack but they are not the only victim so is the U.S. economy. Gary McCracken, head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University ...
Bats keep separate households
(PhysOrg.com) -- The use of different resources by males and females exacerbates the estimation of population sizes. However, the monitoring of population sizes, particularly for rare and threatened species, ...
Food forensics: DNA links habitat quality to bat diet
All night long, bats swoop over our landscape consuming insects, but they do this in secret, hidden from our view. Until recently, scientists have been unable to bring their ecosystem out of the dark but thanks to new genetic ...
Scientists use storm-chasing weather radar to track bat populations
Storm chasers have become bat watchers. A scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, working with meteorologists at the University of Oklahoma, is using mobile storm-chasing radars to follow swarms of bats as ...
Bats with high social intelligence
Scientists agree that living in complex social systems with individualised relationships doesnt work without a high degree of socio-cognitive skills. Elephants, dolphins and primates live in complex ...
Biologists use GPS to 'map' bats teeth to explore evolutionary adaptations to diet
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a clever use of GPS technology, biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have "mapped" the topography of bat teeth as if they were uncharted mountain ranges, in order to better ...
Key to controlling deadly viruses in bat community
CSIRO research into how bats can host some of the worlds deadliest viruses without suffering any ill-effects themselves will lead to improved strategies for controlling the spread of bat-borne diseases.