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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  • Provides new and unpublished data for consideration as well historical, present, and future perspectives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

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Evolutionary Patterns

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. How to Grow a Bat Wing

      • Lisa Noelle Cooper, Karen E. Sears
      Pages 3-20
    3. Time’s Arrow in the Evolutionary Development of Bat Flight

      • Rick A. Adams, Jason B. Shaw
      Pages 21-46
    4. Evolution of Echolocation

      • M. Brock Fenton
      Pages 47-70
    5. Nasal-Emission and Nose leaves

      • Scott C. Pedersen, Rolf Müller
      Pages 71-91
    6. Bat Facial and Lip Projections: Unique Integumentary Morphology

      • Gary G. Kwiecinski, James D. German, J. Timothy Cannon
      Pages 93-109
    7. Bat Molecular Phylogenetics: Past, Present, and Future Directions

      • Ronald A. Van Den Bussche, Justin B. Lack
      Pages 111-128
  3. Ecology and Behaviour

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 147-147
    2. Aeroecology

      • Winifred F. Frick, Phillip B. Chilson, Nathan W. Fuller, Eli S. Bridge, Thomas H. Kunz
      Pages 149-167
    3. Modeling the Colonization of Hawaii by Hoary Bats (Lasiurus cinereus)

      • Frank J. Bonaccorso, Liam P. McGuire
      Pages 187-205
    4. Cooperation and Conflict in the Social Lives of Bats

      • Gerald G. Carter, Gerald S. Wilkinson
      Pages 225-242
    5. Decision-Making and Socioemotional Vocal Behavior in Bats

      • Jagmeet S. Kanwal, Zhenzhen Zhang, Jiang Feng
      Pages 243-270
    6. New Advances in the Study of Group Behavior in Bats

      • Nickolay I. Hristov, Louise C. Allen, Brad A. Chadwell
      Pages 271-291
    7. Recent Advances in Bat Migration Research

      • Jennifer J. Krauel, Gary F. McCracken
      Pages 293-313
  4. Conservation and Education

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 341-341

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.

Reviews

“The collection overall provides an accessible and extensive survey of current topics in bat biology, and can serve as useful entry points into many of the topics presented. As a survey, this volume does an admirable job of balancing innovations and new areas of research with long-standing traditional fields. … As a fellow bat biologist, I found it nearly as fun and exciting to read as to be part of this vibrant community of scholars.” (Deanna G. P. Byrnes, Ecology, Vol. 96 (2), 2015)

“This text provides a close look at the many challenges facing bat biologists/conservationists and the various tools that future research may bring to bear on solving pressing problems in biology and conservation. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty.” (D. A. Brass, Choice, Vol. 51 (8), April, 2014)

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, USA

    Rick A. Adams

  • Department of Biology, South Dakota State, Brookings, USA

    Scott C. Pedersen

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation

  • Editors: Rick A. Adams, Scott C. Pedersen

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7397-8

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4614-7396-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4939-4228-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4614-7397-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 547

  • Number of Illustrations: 57 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Evolutionary Biology, Conservation Biology, Animal Migration

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-7397-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)