Working Group 3

Evaluate the effects of climate change on insectivory provided by bats in farmland

Action leader: Dr Vanessa Mata

We will assess the importance of this ecosystem service across Europe for agricultural economy and society and estimate its current monetary value.

We will also model future potential scenarios of mismatches between the distributions of certain combinations of bats and pest invertebrate prey species which could occur as a consequence of climate change.

For the first time, we will also estimate the likely costs of such mismatches.

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