How do we smell? The answer lies in the 1,000 or so genes that encode what's known as olfactory receptors inside our noses.
Wire bridges built to guide bats safely across busy roads simply do not work, University of Leeds researchers have confirmed.
Rodents hugely outnumber bats, but bats are more likely than rodents to carry viruses that can be transmitted between animals and humans, according to new research by Colorado State University disease ecologists.
Millions of pounds are being spent to protect bats from disturbance by building development and renovations, however a lack of follow-up monitoring makes it difficult to tell whether conservation efforts are effective.
Scientists have brought to life the batphone, launching a new smartphone app to monitor the world's bats.
They're tiny creatures with glossy, chocolate-brown hair, out-sized ears and wings. They gobble mosquitoes and other insect pests during the summer and hibernate in caves and mines when the weather turns cold. They are little ...
Certain bats may be approaching wind turbines after mistaking them for trees, according to a study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A team of researchers, supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), the Harrison Institute, the University of Tübingen, and the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, has discovered a new species ...
(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, is pivotal to ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- It's something of an ecological murder mystery countless numbers of bats are turning up dead near wind farms. But what is killing them?