Citations with the tag: LITTLE brown bat
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- Bat Fat.
Feldman, Ruth Tenzer // Odyssey; May2004, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p49
Presents information on the habitat of myotis lucifugus or little brown bats.
- Influence of Urbanization on Demography of Little Brown Bats (Myotis lucifugus) in the Prairies of North America.
Coleman, Joanna L.; Barclay, Robert M. R. // PLoS ONE; 2011, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p1
Background: We address three key gaps in research on urban wildlife ecology: insufficient attention to (1) grassland biomes, (2) individual- and population-level effects, and (3) vertebrates other than birds. We hypothesized that urbanization in the North American Prairies, by increasing habitat...
- Onset of volancy and foraging patterns of juvenile little brown bats, Myotis lucifugus.
Adams, Rick A. // Journal of Mammalogy; Feb97, Vol. 78 Issue 1, p239
Quantifies and compares the patterns of use of habitat and diet of adult and juvenile little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus). Percentages of captures per clutter index (CI) of class-A adults, class-B adults and juveniles of Myotis lucifugus in 1990 and 1991; Percentages of orders of insects...
- Antifungal Testing and High-Throughput Screening of Compound Library against Geomyces destructans, the Etiologic Agent of Geomycosis (WNS) in Bats.
Chaturvedi, Sudha; Rajkumar, Sunanda S.; Li, Xiaojiang; Hurteau, Gregory J.; Shtutman, Michael; Chaturvedi, Vishnu // PLoS ONE; 2011, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p1
Bats in the northeastern U.S. are affected by geomycosis caused by the fungus Geomyces destructans (Gd). This infection is commonly referred to as White Nose Syndrome (WNS). Over a million hibernating bats have died since the fungus was first discovered in 2006 in a cave near Albany, New York. A...
- Bat Colony Reporting.
Chaturvedi, Sudha; Rajkumar, Sunanda S.; Li, Xiaojiang; Hurteau, Gregory J.; Shtutman, Michael; Chaturvedi, Vishnu // Plant & Pest Advisory: Landscape, Nursery & Turf; 5/17/2012, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p4
The article provides information on death of brown bats due to a devastating disease White Nose Syndrome and calls people to help in conserving as they are ecologically beneficial.
- Summer Distribution and Status of the Bats of Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Henderson, Lynne E.; Farrow, Lesley J.; Broders, Hugh G. // Northeastern Naturalist; 2009, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p131
The distribution and status of the bats of Prince Edward Island (PEI) is largely unknown. We addressed this information gap by compiling records from museums and published documents, and surveying for bats with traps and ultrasonic detectors during the summers of 2004 and 2005. Myotis lucifugus...
- FORAGING DISTANCES AND HOME RANGE OF PREGNANT AND LACTATING LITTLE BROWN BATS (MYOTIS LUCIFUGUS).
Henry, Mickael; Thomas, Donald W.; Vaudry, Real; Carrier, Michel // Journal of Mammalogy; Aug2002, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p767
Presents a study which documented changes in the movement of female little brown bats or Myotis lucifugus around roosts between pregnancy and lactation. Information on flight time in response to increased energy demand during lactation; Materials and methods; Results and discussion; Information...
- Bat Activity in a Forest Landscape of Central Massachusetts.
Brooks, Robert T.; Ford, W. mark // Northeastern Naturalist; 2005, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p447
Nine species of bat are known to occur across the six New England states, but most aspects of their natural history, such as foraging habitat use, are poorly understood. Recent published research has documented the importance of still-water habitats as foci of bat flight activity. To better...
- NUMBERS GAME.
Brooks, Robert T.; Ford, W. mark // Audubon; Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 111 Issue 2, p20
The article presents statistics on a variety of topics related to wildlife including the number of days the poor-will nocturnal bird has stayed in a dormant state called torpor, the temperature at which the fat-tailed dwarf lemur can be found hibernating during Madagascar's tropical winter and...
- SKULL PLATE 1 BATS.
Brooks, Robert T.; Ford, W. mark // Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America; 2006, p136
An encyclopedia entry for "bats" is presented. It describes the skulls of the different bat species. They include the Eastern Pipistrelle or Pipistrellus subflavus, Little Brown Myotis or Myotis lucifugus, and the Evening Bat or Nycticeius humeralis, among others. The dental formula for each bat...
- Now you see them � NOW YOU DON'T.
Gupta, Suman // Alive; Sep2012, Issue 359, p103
The article discusses the decline in bat population in Canada due to a fungus causing the white-nose syndrome (WNS) among the animals. It notes that the WNS-causing fungus Geomyces destructans has affected at least nine species of cave-hibernating bats such as the little brown bat and eastern...
- Isolation of European bat lyssavirus type 2 from a Daubenton's bat (Myotis daubentonii) in Shropshire.
Harris, S. L.; Mansfield, K.; Marston, D. A.; Johnson, N.; Pajamo, K.; O'brien, N.; Black, C.; Mcelhinney, L M.; Fooks, A. R. // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association; 9/15/2007, Vol. 161 Issue 11, p384
The article provides information on the study which reveals the sixth case of a European bat lyssavirus type 2 (EBLV-2) positive Daubenton's bat in Shropshire, England since 1996. Researchers noted that the new case from Shropshire represents 4% of all bats submitted for rabies testing that...
- Forecasts: Children's books.
Roback, Diane; Donahue, Richard // Publishers Weekly; 4/26/1993, Vol. 240 Issue 17, p81
Reviews the book `Shadows of Night: The Hidden World of the Little Brown Bat,' by Barbara Bash.
- Book review: Preschool & primary grades.
Nunn, Diane // School Library Journal; Jun93, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p94
Reviews the book `Shadows of Night: The Hidden World of the Little Brown Bat,' by Barbara Bash.
- Elevated mercury exposure and neurochemical alterations in little brown bats ( Myotis lucifugus) from a site with historical mercury contamination.
Nam, Dong-Ha; Yates, David; Ardapple, Pedro; Evers, David; Schmerfeld, John; Basu, Niladri // Ecotoxicology; May2012, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p1094
Despite evidence of persistent methylmercury (MeHg) contamination in the South River (Virginia, USA) ecosystem, there is little information concerning MeHg-associated neurological impacts in resident wildlife. Here we determined mercury (Hg) concentrations in tissues of insectivorous little...
- 13: Bats Devastated by Deadly Plague.
ELERT, EMILY // Discover; Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p36
The article discusses research reported by ecologist Winifred Frick that modeled the anticipated impact of the fungal disease called white-nose syndrome on little brown bats.
- Beyond mtDNA: nuclear gene flow suggests taxonomic oversplitting in the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus).
Lausen, C. L.; Delisle, I.; Barclay, R. M. R.; Strobeck, C. // Canadian Journal of Zoology; Jul2008, Vol. 86 Issue 7, p700
In southern Alberta and north-central Montana, there is substantial mtDNA sequence divergence between two groups of the little brown bat, Myotis lucifugus (LeConte, 1831), previously thought to be subspecies (Myotis lucifugus lucifugus and Myotis lucifugus carissima) but recently hypothesized to...
- Influence of weather on two insectivorous bats in a temperate Pacific Northwest rainforest.
Burles, D. W.; Brigham, R. M.; Ring, R. A.; Reimchen, T. E. // Canadian Journal of Zoology; Feb2009, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p132
Adverse weather conditions frequently have a significant negative influence on survival and reproductive success of insectivorous bats. Low ambient temperatures increase the energetic costs of maintaining euthermia and reduces insect activity, while precipitation likely adds "clutter" making...
- Ectoparasite Prevalence in Myotis lucifugus and M. septentrionalis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) During Fall Migration at Hayes Cave, Nova Scotia.
Poissant, Joseph A.; Broders, Hugh G. // Northeastern Naturalist; 2008, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p515
Intra- and inter-specific variation in ectoparasite prevalence was characterized by collecting and identifying parasites on Myotis septentrionalis (Northern Long-eared Bat) and Myotis lucifugus (Little Brown Bat) returning to a large hibernaculum during the autumn migratory and reproductive...
- INFORMATION CONTENT OF SONAR CALLS OF LITTLE BROWN BATS (MYOTIS LUCIFUGUS): POTENTIAL FOR COMMUNICATION.
Kazial, Karry A.; Pacheco, Sarah; Zielinski, Kristen N. // Journal of Mammalogy; Feb2008, Vol. 89 Issue 1, p25
We examined variability in bat sonar calls related to characteristics of the caller (i.e., individual identity, sex, state of lactation, age category, and colony membership) in 2 situations. If variation in call features reliably reflects characteristics of individuals, then there is potential...
- Little Brown Bat.
Tregaskis, Sharon // Organic Gardening; Jun/Jul2008, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p31
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- Population genetic structure and natal philopatry in the widespread North American bat Myotis lucifugus.
Dixon, Michael D. // Journal of Mammalogy; Dec2011, Vol. 92 Issue 6, p1343
Molecular genetics tools have been used recently to investigate aspects of bat biology, including the degree of male- and female-driven gene flow among populations. However, none of this work has focused on the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus), one of the most common bats in North America....
- Concrete Jungle.
WARZECHA, MONIKA // Corporate Knights Magazine; Winter2009, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p46
The article presents information about animals who sneak along the outskirts of cities in Canada. One of these animals is the black bear. Also known as Ursus americanus, the black bear is an omnivore that feeds on termites, salmon and skunk cabbage. Another animal found in cities are little...
- Body Condition of a Free-Ranging Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) with a Broken Humerus.
WARZECHA, MONIKA // American Midland Naturalist; Jul2011, Vol. 166 Issue 1, p234
We captured a free-ranging adult female little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) with a fractured humerus that was in an advanced stage of healing. Compared to seven other adult female little brown bats captured the same evening from the same colony, the body condition of the bat with the healing...
- Batty for bats.
WARZECHA, MONIKA // Publishers Weekly; 10/16/1995, Vol. 242 Issue 42, p63
Reviews books on bats. `The Bat Book & See-Through Model,' by Luann Colombo and illustrated by Susan Hernday; `Shadows of the Night: The Hidden World of the Little Brown Bat,' by Barbara Bash.
- Going To Bat for Bats.
S. K. G. // Education Week; 4/25/1990, Vol. 9 Issue 31, p2
The article reports that students and teachers in Colorado are building homes for small brown bats. The Colorado Urban Wildlife Partnership, Denver Zoo, Museum of Natural History, and other organizations assisted these students and teachers on building the bat houses. The project aims to...
- FM signals produce robust paradoxical latency shifts in the bat�s inferior colliculus.
Xinming Wang; Galazyuk, Alexander; Feng, Albert // Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neu; Jan2007, Vol. 193 Issue 1, p13
Previous studies in echolocating bats, Myotis lucifugus, showed that paradoxical latency shift (PLS) is essential for neural computation of target range and that a number of neurons in the inferior colliculus (IC) exhibit unit-specific PLS (characterized by longer first-spike latency at higher...
- Experimental infection of bats with Geomyces destructans causes white-nose syndrome.
Lorch, Jeffrey M.; Meteyer, Carol U.; Behr, Melissa J.; Boyles, Justin G.; Cryan, Paul M.; Hicks, Alan C.; Ballmann, Anne E.; Coleman, Jeremy T. H.; Redell, David N.; Reeder, DeeAnn M.; Blehert, David S. // Nature; 12/15/2011, Vol. 480 Issue 7377, p376
White-nose syndrome (WNS) has caused recent catastrophic declines among multiple species of bats in eastern North America. The disease's name derives from a visually apparent white growth of the newly discovered fungus Geomyces destructans on the skin (including the muzzle) of hibernating bats....
- Diet of the widespread insectivorous bats Eptesicus fuscus and Myotis lucifugus relative to climate and richness of bat communities.
Moosman Jr., Paul R.; Thomas, Howard H.; Veilleux, Jacques Pierre // Journal of Mammalogy; Apr2012, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p491
Partitioning of foraging niches of insectivorous bats likely is shaped by ecological factors such as availability of prey and competition; however, these factors are difficult to measure and there is little empirical evidence for either. We examined diet of the North American big brown bats...
- Little Brown Myotis Persist Despite Exposure to White-Nose Syndrome.
Dobony, Christopher A.; Hicks, Alan C.; Langwig, Kate E.; von Linden, Ryan I.; Okoniewski, Joseph C.; Rainbolt, Raymond E. // Journal of Fish & Wildlife Management; Nov2011, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p190
We monitored a maternity colony of little brown myotis Myotis lucifugus on Fort Drum Military Installation in northern New York in 2009 and 2010 for impacts associated with white-nose syndrome. Declines in colony numbers presumed to be caused by white-nose syndrome were initially discovered in...
- Annotated Checklist of the Mammals of Tennessee.
Kennedy, Michael L.; Kennedy, Phyllis K.; Warr, Edward L.; Wyatt, Robert L. // Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science; Jun2012, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p90
This investigation presents an annotated checklist of the living mammals reported to occur in Tennessee as well as recently extirpated species and reintroduced taxa. Data were obtained from field collections, literature records, and selected mammal collections in North America. Species included...
- Distribution and Roost Selection of Bats on Newfoundland.
Park, Allysia C.; Broders, Hugh G. // Northeastern Naturalist; 2012, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p165
We studied the distribution and ecology of male and female Myotis lucifugi (Little Brown Bats) and M. septentrionalis (Northern Long-eared Bats) on Newfoundland, where conditions (e.g., resource availability, abiotic conditions) were expected t be less favorable than in areas where most studies...
- Rapid Real-Time PCR Assay for Culture and Tissue Identification of Geomyces destructans: the Etiologic Agent of Bat Geomycosis (White Nose Syndrome).
Chaturvedi, Sudha; Rudd, Robert; Davis, April; Victor, Tanya; Li, Xiaojiang; Appler, Kim; Rajkumar, Sunanda; Chaturvedi, Vishnu // Mycopathologia; Oct2011, Vol. 172 Issue 4, p247
Geomyces destructans is the etiologic agent of bat geomycosis, commonly referred to as white nose syndrome (WNS). This infection has caused severe morbidity and mortality in little brown bats ( Myotis lucifugus) and has also spread to other bat species with significant decline in the...
- Bats of Pisgah State Park, New Hampshire.
Veilleux, Jacques Pierre; Thomas, Howard H.; Moosman Jr., Paul R. // Northeastern Naturalist; 2008, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p25
Published data that describe the distribution and reproductive patterns of bats in New Hampshire are sparse. We examined the distribution and reproductive pbenology of bats within Pisgah State Park (the largest state park in New Hampshire) located in the southwestern region of the state, A total...
- TIMING OF BIRTH AND ESTIMATION OF AGE OF JUVENILE MYOTIS SEPTENTRIONALIS AND MYOTIS LUCIFUGUS IN WEST-CENTRAL INDIANA.
Krochmal, Aaron R.; Sparks, Dale W. // Journal of Mammalogy; Jun2007, Vol. 88 Issue 3, p649
Patterns of growth and development provide information critical for documenting population demographics. Herein we document the reproductive biology for and provide equations that accurately predict the ages of 2 widely sympatric species of bats from central Indiana--the northern myotis (Myotis...
- USING HYDROGEN ISOTOPES TO ASSIGN ORIGINS OF BATS IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES.
BRITZKE, ERIC R.; LOEB, SUSAN C.; HOBSON, KEITH A.; ROMANEK, CHRISTOPHER S.; VONHOF, MAARTEN J. // Journal of Mammalogy; Jun2009, Vol. 90 Issue 3, p743
Stable hydrogen isotopes (δDs) in metabolically inert tissues such as feathers and hair provide a set of endogenous markers that may be useful for establishing migratory connectivity in animals. We tested the assumption of a clear relationship between δD values of growing-season-weighted...
- Free-Ranging Little Brown Myotis ( Myotis lucifugus) Heal from Wing Damage Associated with White-Nose Syndrome.
Fuller, Nathan; Reichard, Jonathan; Nabhan, Morgan; Fellows, Spenser; Pepin, Lesley; Kunz, Thomas // EcoHealth; Jun2011, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p154
White-nose syndrome (WNS) is having an unprecedented impact on hibernating bat populations in the eastern United States. While most studies have focused on widespread mortality observed at winter hibernacula, few have examined the consequences of wing damage that has been observed among those...
- Case Study: A Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) Survives in the Wild with Only One Foot.
Jonasson, K. A.; Timonin, M. E.; Norquay, K.; Menzies, A. K.; Dubois, J.; Willis, C. K. R. // Journal of Wildlife Rehabilitation; 2010, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p27
We report our observations of a little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus), captured at a hibernaculum in the wild, and apparently healthy despite a missing right foot. Current guidelines would indicate that bats with missing appendages cannot survive, and thus biologists should perform euthanasia...
- Concurrent changes in group size and roost use by reproductive female little brown bats ( Myotis lucifugus).
Olson, Cory R.; Barclay, Robert M.R. // Canadian Journal of Zoology; Mar2013, Vol. 91 Issue 3, p149
Group formation is beneficial for many small endotherms, in part to create favourable conditions for developing offspring. However, for individuals occupying spatially limited structures, such as tree cavities, group formation may influence-and be influenced by-the range of structures available...
- The tradeoff between torpor use and reproduction in little brown bats ( Myotis lucifugus).
Dzal, Yvonne; Brigham, R. // Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic & Env; Feb2013, Vol. 183 Issue 2, p279
In mammals, reproduction, especially for females is energetically demanding. Therefore, during the reproductive period females could potentially adjust patterns of thermoregulation and foraging in concert to minimise the energetic constraints associated with pregnancy and lactation. We assessed...
- The truth about bats.
Titchenell, Marne // Ohio Farmer; Aug2012, p50
The article discusses the features of bats species in Ohio. It explains that in Ohio, bats are insectivorous and are the major predators of night flying insects. It informs that Ohio has 11 species of bats, all of which feed on insects. They depend upon forested habitats to meet all their needs....
- Shadows of Night.
Watson, Elizabeth S. // Horn Book Magazine; Jul/Aug93, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p475
The article presents a review of the book "Shadows of Night: The Hidden World of the Little Brown Bat," by Barbara Bash.
- Ectomycota Associated with Hibernating Bats in Eastern Canadian Caves prior to the Emergence of White-nose Syndrome.
Vanderwolf, Karen J.; McAlpine, Donald F.; Malloch, David; Forbes, Graham J. // Northeastern Naturalist; 2013, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p115
The emergence of the fungal disease white-nose syndrome (WNS) among hibernating bats in North America and its causative pathogen, Geomyces destructans, underscores how little is known about fungi associated with bats and their subterranean environments. Investigating 8 caves and mines in New...
- Long-distance movements of little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus).
NORQUAY, KALEIGH J. O.; MARTINEZ-NUÑEZ, FELIX; DUBOIS, JACK E.; MONSON, KIM M.; WILLIS, CRAIG K. R. // Journal of Mammalogy; Apr2013, Vol. 94 Issue 2, p506
Quantifying distributions, home ranges, and individual movements for wildlife species is crucial for understanding their ecology and is important for conservation. This has become especially urgent for bat species affected by white-nose syndrome, a new disease of hibernating bats associated with...
- Use of Temperature-sensitive Transmitters to Monitor the Temperature Profiles of Hibernating Bats Affected with White-Nose Syndrome.
Britzke, Eric R.; Sewell, Price; Hohmann, Matthew G.; Smith, Ryan; Darling, Scott R. // Northeastern Naturalist; 2010, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p239
In temperate ecosystems, hibernation allows bats to survive long periods of limited prey and water availability during colder months. Despite the extended amount of time some bats spend in hibernation, researchers have only recently been able to study the hibernation ecology of bats under...
- Winter bat activity in the Canadian prairies.
Lausen, C. L.; Barclay, R. M. R. // Canadian Journal of Zoology; Aug2006, Vol. 84 Issue 8, p1079
Periodic arousal from hibernation among mammalian hibernators is poorly understood. In bats, arousal is often associated with flight. We acoustically monitored two rocky areas along the Red Deer River in southeastern Alberta for bat activity in autumn, winter, and spring months. We found bats to...
- Diet of two insectivorous bats, Myotis lucifugus and Myotis keenii, in relation to arthropod abundance in a temperate Pacific Northwest rainforest environment.
Burles, D. W.; Brigham, R. M.; Ring, R. A.; Reimchen, T. E. // Canadian Journal of Zoology; Dec2008, Vol. 86 Issue 12, p1367
We assessed the diet of two morphologically similar bats (Myotis lucifugus (LeConte, 1831) and Myotis keenii (Merriam, 1895)), which both used hydrothermally heated nursery roosts at Gandll K�in Gwaayaay (Hotspring Island), Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia, in 1998 and...
- Positive effects of forest fragmentation, independent of forest amount, on bat abundance in eastern Ontario, Canada.
Ethier, Kevin; Fahrig, Lenore // Landscape Ecology; Jul2011, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p865
While studies have found that bat abundance is positively related to the amount of forest cover in a landscape, the effects of forest fragmentation (breaking apart of forest, independent of amount) are less certain, with some indirect evidence for positive effects of fragmentation. However, in...
- Bats and White-Nose Syndrome Still a Conundrum.
COHN, JEFFREY P. // BioScience; Apr2012, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p444
The article discusses the prevalence of white-nose syndrome (WNS) caused by the white fungus, Geomyces destructans, in North American bats. The author notes that WNS, which grows on the muzzles, wings, and exposed skin of infected bats, has confounded biologists investigating the cause of WNS....
- Fungus a killer of little brown bats.
Barlow, Rich // Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight; 1/23/2012, p9
The article discusses a U.S. government study which found that a fungus called Geomyces destructans killed little brown bats in North America. The study confirmed the previous findings of research conducted by biologist Thomas Kunz and other researchers. It showed that white-nose syndrome (WNS)...