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Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation

Provides new and unpublished data for consideration as well historical, present, and future perspectives
Provides novel approaches to old questions as well as new ways of understanding the complex world of bats
New perspectives are provided on many aspects of bat biology, including white-nose syndrome, speciation, bats and the human dimension, educational and conservation challenges, global monitoring, economic value, and the state of global bat populations

By: Rick A Adams (Editor), Scott C Pedersen (Editor)

547 pages, 68 colour & 58 b/w photos and illustrations, 20 tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Sep 2013 | #206961 | ISBN-13: 9781461473961
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NHBS Price: £155.50 $198/€186 approx

About this book

Recent advances in the study of bats have changed the way we understand this elusive group of mammals. Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation consists of 25 chapters and 57 authors from around the globe all writing on the most recent findingS on the evolution, ecology and conservation of bats. The chapters are not intended to be exhaustive literature reviews, but instead extended manuscripts that bring new and fresh perspectives. Many chapters consist of previously unpublished data and are repetitive of new insights and understanding in bat evolution, ecology and conservation. New perspectives are provided on many aspects of bat biology, evolution, morphology, development, natural history, cognition and behavior, emotions, formation flight, migration, dispersal to islands, emerging viruses, white-nose syndrome, speciation, bats and the human dimension, educational and conservation challenges, global monitoring, economic value, and the state of global bat populations. Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation will be of interest to students, professional biologists, wildlife managers, conservationists, educators, environmental consultant, and anyone else interested in the broad and rich array of topics brought to date in Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation.


Contents

Part 1. Evolutionary Patterns
1 How to Grow a Bat Wing
2. Time's Arrow in the Evolutionary Development of Bat Flight
3. Evolution of Echolocation
4. Nasal Emission and Noseleaves
5. Bat Facial and Lip Projections: Unique Integumentary Morphology
6. Bat Molecular Phylogenetics: Past, Present, and Future
7. Of Bats and Molecules: Chromosomal Characters for Judging Phylogenetic Relationships

Part 2. Ecology and Behaviour
8. Aeroecology
9. Response of Bat Diversity to Forest Disturbance in Southeast Asia: Insights from Long- term Research in Malaysia
10. Modeling the Colonization of Hawaii by Hoary Bats (Lasiurus cinereus)
11. Learning and Memory in Bats: A Case Study on Object Discrimination in Flower-visiting Bats
12. Cooperation and Conflict in the Social Lives of Bats
13. Decision Making and Socioemotional Vocal Behavior in Bats
14. New Advances in the Study of Group Behavior in Bats
15. Recent Advances in the Study of Bat Migration Research
16. Speciation Dynamics of the Fruit-eating Bats (Genus Artibeus): With Evidence of Ecological Divergence in Central American Populations

Part 3. Conservation and Education
17. Considering Human Development, Socialization, and Enculturation in Educational Intervention for Wildlife Conservation: A Case for Bats
18. Threats to Bats and Educational Challenges
19. Virology and Immunology of Bats
20. White-nose Syndrome: A Deadly Emerging Infectious Disease of Hibernating Bats
21. Impacts of Wind Energy Development on Bats: Implications for Conservation
22. Response of Bats to Climate Change: Learning from the past and Predicting the Future
23. Challenges of Using Bioacoustics to Globally Monitor Bats
24. On Estimating the Economic Value of Insectivorous Bats: Prospects and Priorities for Biologists
25. Bat Conservation: Past, Present and Future


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