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Island bats : evolution, ecology, and conservation

Author: Theodore H Fleming; P A Racey; Lawrence R Heaney; Steven M Goodman
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
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"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.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore H Fleming; P A Racey; Lawrence R Heaney; Steven M Goodman
ISBN: 9780226253305 0226253309
OCLC Number: 317922926
Notes: The Field Museum Library notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Marie Louise Rosenthal Book Fund 3924 (2012-Q4).
Acc no.: 256321
An introduction to island bats / Theodore H. Fleming and Paul A. Racey -- New perspectives on the long-term biogeographic dynamics and conservation of Philippine fruit bats / Lawrence R. Heaney and Trina E. Roberts -- Crossing the line: the impact of contemporary and historical sea barriers on the population structure of bats in Southern Wallacea / Lincoln H. Schmitt, Susan Hisheh, Agustinus Suyanto, Maharadatunkamsi, Christopher N. Newbound, Darrell J. Kitchener, and Richard A. How -- Earth history and the evolution of Caribbean bats / Liliana M. Dávalos -- Phylogeography and genetic structure of three evolutionary lineages of West Indian phyllostomid bats / Theodore H. Fleming, Kevin L. Murray, and Bryan Carstens -- Physiological adaptation of bats and birds to island life / Brian K. McNab -- The role of pteropodid bats in reestablishing tropical forests on Krakatau / Louise A. Shilton and Robert J. Whittaker --^Macroecology of Caribbean bats: effects of area, elevation, latitude, and hurricane-induced disturbance / Michael R. Willig, Steven J Presley, Christopher P. Bloch, and Hugh H. Genoways -- Bat assemblages in the West Indies: the role of caves / Armando Rodríguez-Durán -- Islands in the storm: disturbance ecology of plant-visiting bats on the hurricane-prone island of Puerto Rico / Michael R. Gannon and Michael R. Willig -- Bats of Montserrat: population fluctuation and response to hurricanes and volcanoes, 1978-2005 / Scott C. Pedersen, Gary G. Kwiecinski, Peter A. Larsen, Mathew N. Morton, Rick A. Adams, Hugh H. Genoways, and Vicki J. Swier -- Flying fox consumption and human neurodegenerative disease in Guam / Sandra Anne Banack, Paul Alan Cox, and Susan J. Murch -- The ecology and conservation of Malagasy bats / Paul A. Racey, Steven M. Goodman, and Richard K. B. Jenkins --^Conservation threats to bats in the tropical Pacific islands and insular Southeast Asia / Gary J. Wiles and Anne P. Brooke -- The ecology and conservation of New Zealand bats / Colin F.J. O'Donnell -- Global overview of the conservation of island bats: importance, challenges, and opportunities / Kate E. Jones, Simon P. Mckleburgh, Wes Sechrest, and Allyson L. Walsh.
Description: 549 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: An introduction to island bats / Theodore H. Fleming and Paul A. Racey --
Evolution of island bats --
New perspectives on the long-term biogeographic dynamics and conservation of Philippine fruit bats / Lawrence R. Heaney and Trina E. Roberts --
Crossing the line: the impact of contemporary and historical sea barriers on the population structure of bats in Southern Wallacea / Lincoln H. Schmitt, Susan Hisheh, Agustinus Suyanto, Maharadatunkamsi, Christopher N. Newbound, Darrell J. Kitchener, and Richard A. How --
Earth history and the evolution of Caribbean bats / Liliana M. Dávalos --
Phylogeography and genetic structure of three evolutionary lineages of West Indian phyllostomid bats / Theodore H. Fleming, Kevin L. Murray, and Bryan Carstens --
Ecology of island bats --
Physiological adaptation of bats and birds to island life / Brian K. Mcnab --
The role of pteropodid bats in reestablishing tropical forests on Krakatau / Louise A. Shilton and Robert J. Whittaker --
Macroecology of Caribbean bats: effects of area, elevation, latitude, and hurricane-induced disturbance / Michael R. Willig, Steven J Presley, Christopher P. Bloch, and Hugh H. Genoways --
Bat assemblages in the West Indies: the role of caves / Armando Rodríguez-Durán --
Islands in the storm: disturbance ecology of plant-visiting bats on the hurricane-prone island of Puerto Rico / Michael R. Gannon and Michael R. Willig --
Bats of Montserrat: population fluctuation and response to hurricanes and volcanoes, 1978-2005 / Scott C. Pedersen, Gary G. Kwiecinski, Peter A. Larsen, Mathew N. Morton, Rick A. Adams, Hugh H. Genoways, and Vicki J. Swier --
Flying fox consumption and human neurodegenerative disease in Guam / Sandra Anne Banack, Paul Alan Cox, and Susan J. Murch --
Conservation of island bats --
The ecology and conservation of Malagasy bats / Paul A. Racey, Steven M. Goodman, and Richard K.B. Jenkins --
Conservation threats to bats in the tropical Pacific islands and insular Southeast Asia / Gary J. Wiles and Anne P. Brooke --
The ecology and conservation of New Zealand bats / Colin F.J. O'Donnell --
Global overview of the conservation of island bats: importance, challenges, and opportunities / Kate E. Jones, Simon P. Mckleburgh, Wes Sechrest, and Allyson L. Walsh.
Responsibility: edited by Theodore H. Fleming and Paul A. Racey.
Local System Bib Number:
35711000185752

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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  Read more...
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