Movement dynamics of the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) and the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) in Nova Scotia

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dc.contributor.advisor Broders, Hugh G. (Hugh Gerard), 1972-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Segers, Jordi Leon
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-19T14:44:26Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-19T14:44:26Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other QL737 C595 S44 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/25866
dc.description 92 leaves : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract Two resident bat species in Nova Scotia are the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus), an aerial hawker, and the northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis), a forest gleaner. Little is known about their local movement patterns and response to deforestation in summer, and their migration between summering sites and swarming sites in fall. A study was conducted near a newly constructed wind farm in Nova Scotia, for which forest was cleared, to make inferences on variable, inter-specific effects of ecosystem alterations. A second study was conducted to make inferences on migration between summer- and swarming sites, using stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen in bat fur. The results indicate that both species are impacted differently by deforestation due to their different foraging and roosting requirements. Migration in fall appears to be uniform in both species, where swarming sites are congregations of bats from several summering sites. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc QL737.C595
dc.subject.lcsh Little brown bat -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Northern long-eared myotis -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- Habitat -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- Migration -- Nova Scotia.
dc.subject.lcsh Fragmented landscapes -- Nova Scotia
dc.title Movement dynamics of the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) and the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) in Nova Scotia en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Science
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Biology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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