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Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World


ISBN: 978-3-319-25218-6 (Print) 978-3-319-25220-9 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-9

    Bats in the Anthropocene

  3. Bats in Anthropogenically Changed Landscapes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11

    2. Chapter

      Pages 13-33

      Urbanisation and Its Effects on Bats—A Global Meta-Analysis

    3. Chapter

      Pages 35-62

      Bats and Roads

    4. Chapter

      Pages 63-103

      Responses of Tropical Bats to Habitat Fragmentation, Logging, and Deforestation

    5. Chapter

      Pages 105-150

      Insectivorous Bats and Silviculture: Balancing Timber Production and Bat Conservation

    6. Chapter

      Pages 151-186

      Bats in the Anthropogenic Matrix: Challenges and Opportunities for the Conservation of Chiroptera and Their Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Landscapes

    7. Chapter

      Pages 187-213

      Dark Matters: The Effects of Artificial Lighting on Bats

    8. Chapter

      Pages 215-241

      Bats and Water: Anthropogenic Alterations Threaten Global Bat Populations

  4. Emerging Disesases

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 243-243

    2. Chapter

      Pages 245-262

      White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

    3. Chapter

      Pages 263-292

      Zoonotic Viruses and Conservation of Bats

  5. Human–Bat Conflicts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 293-293

    2. Chapter

      Pages 295-323

      Impacts of Wind Energy Development on Bats: A Global Perspective

    3. Chapter

      Pages 325-375

      Exploitation of Bats for Bushmeat and Medicine

    4. Chapter

      Pages 377-426

      The Conflict Between Pteropodid Bats and Fruit Growers: Species, Legislation and Mitigation

    5. Chapter

      Pages 427-462

      Bats and Buildings: The Conservation of Synanthropic Bats

    6. Chapter

      Pages 463-500

      Conservation Ecology of Cave Bats

  6. Conservation Approaches, Educational and Outreach Programs

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 501-501

    2. Chapter

      Pages 503-538

      The Roles of Taxonomy and Systematics in Bat Conservation

    3. Chapter

      Pages 539-569

      Networking Networks for Global Bat Conservation

    4. Chapter

      Pages 571-595

      Cute, Creepy, or Crispy—How Values, Attitudes, and Norms Shape Human Behavior Toward Bats

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 597-606