Following feedback from experts in the field and authored by professionals, the Bat Conservation Trust has updated and revised the "Bat Surveys: Good Practice Guidelines". In line with the latest evidence and best practice the second edition features new chapters and content, with revised advice and guidance. This is the essential reference and guide for anyone involved in professional bat work.
New chapters include:
- Pre-planning considerations
- Equipment and techniques
- Assessing survey reports
- Long term surveys for larger infrastructure projects
- Surveying for wind farms
- Interpreting results
With a renewed focus on catering for professional bat work; consultants; planners and others associated with development, the 2nd edition covers in depth:
- The principles of good survey design
- How to review and assess the quality of survey reports
- The importance of data analysis and the interpretation of results
Some of the chapters from the previous edition relating to individual survey types (underground, catching, buildings etc.) have been encompassed into two chapters: Activity Surveys and Roost Surveys.
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Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Assessing the need for a survey and complying with the law
Chapter 3. Considerations for consultant ecologists working on bats
Chapter 4. Preparing for and planning bat surveys
Chapter 5. Writing and reviewing survey reports
Chapter 6. Equipment and techniques
Chapter 7. Bat activity surveys
Chapter 8. Roost surveys
Chapter 9. Surveying major infrastructure reports
Chapter 10. Surveying proposed onshore wind turbine developments
Chapter 11. Interpreting and assessing survey results
Chapter 12. References
Appendix 1. Hazards and risks associated with field work
Appendix 2. Glossary of bat terms
Appendix 3. List of abbreviations used
Appendix 4. Searching structures for bats
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