A new selection of scientific articles for the month of April 2013 :
- An article on the potential of green roofs as habitats for bats.
Based on sound monitoring performed in the heart of London, green roofs appear
more favorable for bats compared to conventional roofs [Download PDF].
- An article on the seasonal variability of the activity of bats at different heights.
The study with Anabat records in an English forest advises placing recorders ultrasound
at different heights to achieve acoustic inventories during the active period of bats [Download PDF].
- An article on the factors contributing to mortality of bats by wind turbines in the Mediterranean region.
94% victims would occur between August and October, at temperatures above 13 ° C and a wind speed of less than 5 m/s [Download PDF].
- A second article on bats victims of wind turbines with a study based in Greece.
The main recommendation of the study is to increase the minimum wind speed required
for starting to wind 5 m/s, threshold limit damage to bats
with minimal impact on the production of electricity [Download PDF].
The team Chiroblog
Amorim, F., Rebelo, H., & Rodrigues, The. (2012). Factors Influencing Bat Activity and Mortality at a Wind Farm in the Mediterranean Region. Acta Chiropterologica, 14(2), 439–457. two:10.3161/150811012X661756
Georgiakakis, P., Mole, E., Carcamo, B., Doutau, B., Kafkaletou-Diez, A., Vasilakis, D., & Papadatou, It. (2012). Bat Fatalities at Wind Farms in North-Eastern Greece. Acta Chiropterologica, 14(2), 459–468. two:10.3161/150811012X661765
Pearce, H., & Walters, C. The. (2012). Do Green Roofs Provide Habitat for Bats in Urban Areas? Acta Chiropterologica, 14(2), 469–478. two:10.3161/150811012X661774
Staton, T., & Poulton, S. (2012). Seasonal Variation in Bat Activity in Relation to Detector Height: A Case Study. Acta Chiropterologica, 14(2), 401–408. two:10.3161/150811012X661710