Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Christian C. Voigt, Tigga Kingston
    Pages 1-9 Open Access
  3. Bats in Anthropogenically Changed Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Kirsten Jung, Caragh G. Threlfall
      Pages 13-33 Open Access
    3. John Altringham, Gerald Kerth
      Pages 35-62 Open Access
    4. Christoph F. J. Meyer, Matthew J. Struebig, Michael R. Willig
      Pages 63-103 Open Access
    5. Bradley Law, Kirsty J. Park, Michael J. Lacki
      Pages 105-150 Open Access
    6. Kimberly Williams-Guillén, Elissa Olimpi, Bea Maas, Peter J. Taylor, Raphaël Arlettaz
      Pages 151-186 Open Access
    7. E. G. Rowse, D. Lewanzik, E. L. Stone, S. Harris, G. Jones
      Pages 187-213 Open Access
    8. Carmi Korine, Rick Adams, Danilo Russo, Marina Fisher-Phelps, David Jacobs
      Pages 215-241 Open Access
  4. Emerging Disesases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Winifred F. Frick, Sébastien J. Puechmaille, Craig K. R. Willis
      Pages 245-262 Open Access
    3. Karin Schneeberger, Christian C. Voigt
      Pages 263-292 Open Access
  5. Human–Bat Conflicts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Edward B. Arnett, Erin F. Baerwald, Fiona Mathews, Luisa Rodrigues, Armando Rodríguez-Durán, Jens Rydell et al.
      Pages 295-323 Open Access
    3. Tammy Mildenstein, Iroro Tanshi, Paul A. Racey
      Pages 325-375 Open Access
    4. Sheema Abdul Aziz, Kevin J. Olival, Sara Bumrungsri, Greg C. Richards, Paul A. Racey
      Pages 377-426 Open Access
    5. Christian C. Voigt, Kendra L. Phelps, Luis F. Aguirre, M. Corrie Schoeman, Juliet Vanitharani, Akbar Zubaid
      Pages 427-462 Open Access
    6. Neil M. Furey, Paul A. Racey
      Pages 463-500 Open Access
  6. Conservation Approaches, Educational and Outreach Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 501-501
    2. Susan M. Tsang, Andrea L. Cirranello, Paul J. J. Bates, Nancy B. Simmons
      Pages 503-538 Open Access
    3. Tigga Kingston, Luis Aguirre, Kyle Armstrong, Rob Mies, Paul Racey, Bernal Rodríguez-Herrera et al.
      Pages 539-569 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 597-606

About this book


This book focuses on central themes related to the conservation of bats. It details their response to land-use change and management practices, intensified urbanization and roost disturbance and loss. Increasing interactions between humans and bats as a result of hunting, disease relationships, occupation of human dwellings, and conflict over fruit crops are explored in depth. Finally, contributors highlight the roles that taxonomy, conservation networks and conservation psychology have to play in conserving this imperilled but vital taxon.

With over 1300 species, bats are the second largest order of mammals, yet as the Anthropocene dawns, bat populations around the world are in decline. Greater understanding of the anthropogenic drivers of this decline and exploration of possible mitigation measures are urgently needed if we are to retain global bat diversity in the coming decades. This book brings together teams of international experts to provide a global review of current understanding and recommend directions for future research and mitigation.



Chiroptera Bats Climate change Bat conservation Viral bat diseases Habitat fragmentation Land use change Bat populations Fungal bat diseases Human-bat conflicts

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian C. Voigt
    • 1
  • Tigga Kingston
    • 2
  1. 1.BerlinGermany
  2. 2.LubbockUSA

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