Recent Advances in Bat Migration Research

  • Jennifer J. Krauel
  • Gary F. McCracken


In this chapter we discuss the state of research on bat migration and compare some of these patterns to those of birds. We begin with an overview of the literature on migration, apply migration theory, and discuss case studies on four bat species on which the greatest knowledge and understanding of migratory patterns exists. We also discuss what is known of motivating factors for bat migration and where research needs are apparent.


Regional Migrant Migratory Stopover Sylvia Atricapilla Maternity Roost High Wing Aspect Ratio 
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The authors thank Paul Cryan, Erin Baerwald, and Liam McGuire for discussions and invaluable feedback that greatly improved the quality of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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