Did you know that some European #bats glean caterpillars off leaves? And that they gather to munch on pest outbreaks? 🦇🦇🐛🐛 #ecosystemservices https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-93104-z#ref-CR62
Great new paper by @matavca on #ecosystemservices provided by #bats in Mediterranean ecosystems. Read to find out which 3 species cover most of the insect pest control services 🦇🦋🪰🕷🪲 https://twitter.com/matavca/status/1409117897637646339
The last chapter of my PhD thesis has finally been accepted for publication on @ESAApplications ! We combined #ecologicalnetworks with #dnametabarcoding to inform conservation biocontrol by small vertebrate predators! 🦇🐦 (1/9) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352778074_Combining_DNA_metabarcoding_and_ecological_networks_to_inform_conservation_biocontrol_by_small_vertebrate_predators
Want to get involved in our bats and climate-change network🦇🦇🦇?
🚨We've got 6 short-term virtual mobility grants available to work on things ranging from literature reviews to collecting data from bat rehabilitators! 🚨 Find out more here https://climbats.eu/news/
Similar to hummingbirds and bees, #bats play a vital role in the pollination of plants, many of which people rely on for their livelihood. #PowerInPollinators #PollinatorWeek
When #bats land or hover over a flower to consume nectar, some of the plants' pollen ends up on the bats fur. It might stick to their face, torso or legs. They then travel to another flower where some of the stuck pollen is distributed and pollination occurs. #PollinatorWeek
Not to mention that most of these supposed vampires, like Vampyressa (left) and Vampyrodes (right) turned out to be FRUGIVORES 😂
There is currently only one true vampire species, the recently extinct giant vampire Desmodus draculae, that references vampires at all.
🦇🦇Breeding season is coming!
Please, apply to strictly necessary the work survey to minimize the negative impacts on breeding 🦇🦇🦇 roosts.
Catching up with progress in our #bats and #climatechange project. Distribution change models nearly complete! We now want to set up a monitoring network across Europe. If you are an NGO and want to join in, please get in touch. #bats2thefuture @_BCT_ @COSTprogramme
So how many insects do #bats consume each night? 🦇🦋🪰🕷🪲 https://twitter.com/batpapers/status/1402117449659469829
Quantitative evaluation of individual food intake by insectivorous vespertilionid bats (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) http://dlvr.it/S1H93f
It's been two months since the start of the new sampling season and 1st temporal replication has been done for all sites. Studying #bat activity in relation to #HumanPressures.
REALLY open to #collaborations! Always ready for a 🦇chat.
@WildlifeAcoust #bats #AcousticMonitoring
Did you know? 😱 Not only are #bats usually immune to cancer and arthritis, but they also have unusually long life spans for an animal of their size. We still have so much to learn from these amazing mammals! 🦇
Photo and quote from @MerlinsBats #animalfacts
Do you have a farm? Did you grow up on a farm? Are you from a farming community with a farm background? We want to hear from you!
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