Bat Conservation - Global Evidence for the Effects of Interventions

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An evidence-based approach to biodiversity conservation

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This book is for you if you are interested in the scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of bats.

It presents a well-researched global list of interventions that could benefit bats. Each intervention is contextualised with evidence-based studies captured by the Conservation Evidence project. The result is a thorough guide to what is known, or not known, about the effectiveness of bat conservation actions throughout the world.

Readership level

This book is written for people who have to make decisions about how best to support or conserve biodiversity. You might be a land manager, a conservationist in the public or private sector, a farmer, a campaigner, an advisor or consultant, a policymaker, a researcher or someone taking action to protect your own local wildlife.

In this book you will find:

  • An overview of species groups and habitats
  • Evidence on the effects of conservation interventions
  • Information collated from around the world

 

Table of Contents:
1 Threat: Residential and commercial development
2 Threat: Agriculture
3 Threat: Energy production – wind turbines
4 Threat: Energy production – mining
5 Threat: Transportation and service corridors
6 Threat: Biological resource use
7 Threat: Human disturbance – caving and tourism
8 Threat: Natural system modification – natural fire and fire suppression
9 Threat: Invasive species and disease
10 Threat: Pollution
11 Providing artificial roost structures for bats
12 Education and awareness-raising
Index

About the Authors:
Anna Berthinussen is a post-doctorate researcher at the University of Leeds, currently working on a Defra-funded study of the interactions between bats and roads. She holds degrees in bat ecology and conservation (PhD) and Zoology (BSc), both from the University of Leeds. She has published several scientific papers and contributed to book chapters on bats and has a keen interest in wildlife conservation.

Olivia Richardson is a conservation ecologist who has recently been working as a Research Assistant and an ecological consultant. She holds degrees in Biodiversity and Conservation (MSc) and Biology (BSc with Honours), both from the University of Leeds. She is a former British Ecological Society Education, Training and Careers committee member and Undergraduate Fellow alumni. Her research interests include bat conservation, urban ecology, citizen science, and applied ecology and its translation into policy and practice.

John Altringham is Professor of Animal Ecology & Conservation at the University of Leeds. He works primarily on the ecology and conservation of bats but has broad interests in conservation. In the past, he has studied animals as diverse as tunas and tarantulas. He is the author of numerous scientific papers and reports, and three books on bats, the most recent being Bats, from evolution to conservation, published by OUP in 2011. He is a scientific advisor to the National Trust and other conservation organisations.

Bibliographic information:

Published: 16 May 2014
Number of pages: 120
Dimensions (mm): 234 x 156
Weight (g): 240
ISBN9781907807893

 

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