Island Bats : Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation.
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- Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
1 online resource (568 pages)
Bats -- Ecology.
Bats -- Conservation.
Bats -- Islands of the Pacific.
Bats -- West Indies.
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- The second largest order of mammals, Chiroptera comprises more than one thousand species of bats. Because of their mobility, bats are often the only native mammals on isolated oceanic islands, where more than half of all bat species live. These island bats represent an evolutionarily distinctive and ecologically significant part of the earth's biological diversity. Island Bats is the first book to focus solely on the evolution, ecology, and conservation of bats living in the world's island ecosystems. Among other topics, the contributors to this volume examine how the earth's history has affected the evolution of island bats, investigate how bat populations are affected by volcanic eruptions and hurricanes, and explore the threat of extinction from human disturbance. Geographically diverse, the volume includes studies of the islands of the Caribbean, the Western Indian Ocean, Micronesia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and New Zealand. With its wealth of information from long-term studies, Island Bats provides timely and valuable information about how this fauna has evolved and how it can be conserved..
1. An Introduction to Island Bats
Part 1. Evolution of Island Bats
2. New Perspectives on the Long-Term Biogeographic Dynamics and Conservation of Philippine Fruit Bats
3. Crossing the Line: The Impact of Contemporary and Historical Sea Barriers on the Population Structure of Bats in Southern Wallacea
4. Earth History and the Evolution of Caribbean Bats
5. Phylogeography and Genetic Structure of Three Evolutionary Lineages of West Indian Phyllostomid Bats
Part 2. Ecology of Island Bats
6. Physiological Adaptation of Bats and Birds to Island Life
7. The Role of Pteropodid Bats in Reestablishing Tropical Forests on Krakatau
8. Macroecology of Caribbean Bats: Effects of Area, Elevation, Latitude, and Hurricane-Induced Disturbance
9. Bat Assemblages in the West Indies: The Role of Caves
10. Island in the Storm: Disturbance Ecology of Plant-Visiting Bats on the Hurricane-Prone Island of Puerto Rico
11. Bats of Montserrat: Population Fluctuation and Response to Hurricanes and Volcanoes, 1978-2005
12. Flying Fox Consumption and Human Neurodegenerative Disease in Guam
Part 3. Conversation of Island Bats
13. The Ecology and Conservation of Malagasy Bats
14. Conservation Threats to Bats in the Tropical Pacific Islands and InsularSoutheast Asia
15. The Ecology and Conservation of New Zealand Bats
16. Global Overview of the Conservation of Island Bats: Importance,Challenges, and Opportunities
List of Contributors
Color gallery follows page 314.
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- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
- Racey, Paul A.
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- Print version: Fleming, Theodore H Island Bats
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