Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation

  • Rick A. Adams
  • Scott C. Pedersen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Evolutionary Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lisa Noelle Cooper, Karen E. Sears
      Pages 3-20
    3. Rick A. Adams, Jason B. Shaw
      Pages 21-46
    4. M. Brock Fenton
      Pages 47-70
    5. Scott C. Pedersen, Rolf Müller
      Pages 71-91
    6. Gary G. Kwiecinski, James D. German, J. Timothy Cannon
      Pages 93-109
    7. Ronald A. Van Den Bussche, Justin B. Lack
      Pages 111-128
  3. Ecology and Behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Winifred F. Frick, Phillip B. Chilson, Nathan W. Fuller, Eli S. Bridge, Thomas H. Kunz
      Pages 149-167
    3. Frank J. Bonaccorso, Liam P. McGuire
      Pages 187-205
    4. Gerald G. Carter, Gerald S. Wilkinson
      Pages 225-242
    5. Jagmeet S. Kanwal, Zhenzhen Zhang, Jiang Feng
      Pages 243-270
    6. Nickolay I. Hristov, Louise C. Allen, Brad A. Chadwell
      Pages 271-291
    7. Jennifer J. Krauel, Gary F. McCracken
      Pages 293-313
  4. Conservation and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Merlin D. Tuttle
      Pages 363-391
    3. Tony Schountz
      Pages 393-412
    4. DeeAnn M. Reeder, Marianne S. Moore
      Pages 413-434
    5. Edward B. Arnett, Erin F. Baerwald
      Pages 435-456
    6. Charlotte L. Walters, Alanna Collen, Tim Lucas, Kim Mroz, Catherine A. Sayer, Kate E. Jones
      Pages 479-499
    7. Justin G. Boyles, Catherine L. Sole, Paul M. Cryan, Gary F. McCracken
      Pages 501-515
    8. Paul A. Racey
      Pages 517-532
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 533-547

About this book


Recent advances in the study of bats have changed the way we understand this illusive group of mammals. This volume consist of 25 chapters and 57 authors from around the globe all writing on the most recent finding 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 Many chapters consist of previously unpublished data and are repetitive of new insights and understanding in bat evolution, ecology and conservation.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. 

This book 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 this volume.

Editors and affiliations

  • Rick A. Adams
    • 1
  • Scott C. Pedersen
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of Northern ColoradoGreeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologySouth Dakota StateBrookingsUSA

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