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Title Bats in the anthropocene : conservation of bats in a changing world / Christian C. Voigt, Tigga Kingston, editors.

Publication Info. Cham : SpringerOpen, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 606 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Bats in the anthropocene -- Bats in anthropogenically changed landscapes. Urbanisation and its effects on bats: a global meta-analysis -- Bats and roads -- Responses of tropical bats to habitat fragmentation, logging, and deforestation -- Insectivorous bats and silviculture: balancing timber production and bat conservation -- Bats in the anthropogenic matrix: Challenges and opportunities for the conservation of Chiroptera and their ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes -- Dark matters: the effects of artificial lighting on bats -- Bats and water: anthropogenic alterations threaten global bat populations -- Emerging disesases. White-nose syndrome in bats -- Zoonotic viruses and conservation of bats -- Human-bat conflicts. Impacts of wind energy development on bats: a global perspective -- Exploitation of bats for bushmeat and medicine -- The conflict between pteropodid bats and fruit growers: species, legislation and mitigation -- Bats and buildings: The conservation of synanthropic bats -- Conservation ecology of cave bats -- Conservation approaches, educational and outreach programs. The roles of taxonomy and systematics in bat conservation -- Networking networks for global bat conservation -- Cute, creepy, or crispy: how values, attitudes and norms shape human behavior toward bats.
Summary "This book focuses on central themes related to the conservation of bats. It details their response to land-use change and management practices, intensified urbanization and roost disturbance and loss. Increasing interactions between humans and bats as a result of hunting, disease relationships, occupation of human dwellings, and conflict over fruit crops are explored in depth. Finally, contributors highlight the roles that taxonomy, conservation networks and conservation psychology have to play in conserving this imperilled but vital taxon. With over 1300 species, bats are the second largest order of mammals, yet as the Anthropocene dawns, bat populations around the world are in decline. Greater understanding of the anthropogenic drivers of this decline and exploration of possible mitigation measures are urgently needed if we are to retain global bat diversity in the coming decades. This book brings together teams of international experts to provide a global review of current understanding and recommend directions for future research and mitigation"--Publisher's description.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 20, 2016).
Local Note SpringerLink Springer Nature Open Access eBooks
Subject Bats -- Conservation.
Bats -- Effect of human beings on.
Bats -- Habitat -- Conservation.
Bats -- Conservation. (OCoLC)fst01427043
Added Author Voigt, Christian C., editor.
Kingston, Tigga, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Bats in the anthropocene. Cham ; New York : Springer Open, [2016] 3319252186 (OCoLC)919479573
ISBN 9783319252209 (electronic book)
3319252208 (electronic book)
9783319252186 (alkaline paper)
3319252186 (alkaline paper)
Standard No. 10.1007/978-3-319-25220-9 doi
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