Working Group 1

Define, predict and quantify the effects of climate change on bats across Europe

Action leader: Dr Orly Razgour

Using state-of-art modelling approaches we will categorize European bat species according to their response to future climate change and identify those that warrant conservation measures.

The work will identify the traits that make species most sensitive to the effects of future climate change and establish risk classes for all European bat species. It will then estimate species-specific climate hazards and summarize observed responses to recent changes in climatic conditions.

This work will allow those regions where here bat communities are most likely to be seriously affected by climate change to be identified.

Our new online database of bat traits is now available