Navigation Links
Bats make social alliances that affect roosting behavior
Date:6/17/2014

ed with roost deterioration. In 2009, the colony may have been scattered, seeking a suitable primary roost, following abandonment of a primary roost the previous year. Then in 2010, the colony concentrated roosting activity in the proximity of the new, most suitable roost.

"There is evidence that the colony was using a different primary roost two years prior to our study," they wrote. "In areas with greater amounts of forest or roosting resources, bats may not need to disperse as far in search of new roosts allowing a more stable roosting area."

"We happened to catch the bats at a time when a tree probably became 'ideal,'" said Kniowski.

"Indiana bats do not select the most stable environment for their roosts," said Silvis, "which makes it all the more critical that we understand their social dynamics and how to manage the conditions of their habitats."

The team also observed greater foraging area overlap than expected, "which does not necessarily equate to association, and further may be an artifact of the location of the highest quality foraging habitat," they cautiously noted. "However, a high level of overlap should be positively related to the potential for association."

They optimistically suggest, that in cases of roost loss, "foraging area overlap supports the idea that social connections could be re-established during foraging bouts."

"The study highlights a level of complexity in both roost and roosting area use that has not been previously described and raises questions about the resiliency of Indiana bats to roost loss," said Ford.

"Identifying the similarities and differences in colony structure across an array of geographic locations and habitat configurations would provide insight into the biological and ecological factors influencing colony behavior," Ford continued. "However, reductions in population size due to white-nose syndrome, a disease that has significantly impacted the Indiana b
'/>"/>

Contact: Lynn Davis
davisl@vt.edu
540-231-6157
Virginia Tech
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. International forum to focus on scientific aspects and social and economic impact of salinity
2. International forum to focus on social and economic impact of salinity
3. The first termite genome fills a gap in social inset genomics
4. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS, joins SocialCite pilot
5. STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc., announces initial pilot publishers for SocialCite
6. Information technology can simplify weight-loss efforts; social support still important for success
7. Sibling cooperation in earwig families gives clues to early evolution of social behavior
8. Software to calculate the environmental, social and economic impacts of transport
9. Size, personality matter in how Kalahari social spiders perform tasks
10. Love or kill thy neighbor? New study into animal social behavior
11. Researchers pinpoint brain region essential for social memory
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has ... of Human Genetics from October 18 22, 2014 ... to promote the entry of students, post doctorates and ... basic science community and to encourage the participation of ... This year MARC conferred 16 awards totaling $29,600., ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Athens, Ga. The support of peer groups ... effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of ... mothers in the Athens-Clarke County area determined that ... the outcomes of mothers of infants. , "Mothers ... be successful at breastfeeding," said study co-author Alex ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... MD FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research ... for the American College of Sports Medicine,s Conference ... 2014 in Miami, Florida. These awards are ... doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the ... encourage the participation of young scientists at the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Breastfeeding study shows need for effective peer counseling programs 2
... granted a University of Texas at Dallas researcher and ... nerve stimulation offers a long-term cure for tinnitus. ... 20 percent to 40 percent of recently returned military ... 65 years old. The U.S. Veterans Administration spends about ...
... COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland, ... University of Maryland Baltimore County, has received a $7.9 ... Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) magnet that will help researchers ... to treat cancer, AIDS and other diseases. The ...
... Binh An Diep, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department ... chosen by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) to ... Merck, U.S. Human Health Division, this award recognizes an ... infectious diseases. Dr. Diep earned his B.A. in ...
Cached Biology News:Tinnitus study looks for cure to 'ringing in the ears' 2Tinnitus study looks for cure to 'ringing in the ears' 3University of Maryland partnership receives $7.9M from NIH for superconducting research magnet 2University of Maryland partnership receives $7.9M from NIH for superconducting research magnet 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... California (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 ... of Energy's 2014 Hydrogen Production R&D Award ... -- by splitting water using sunlight. , Shared ... (NREL) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas ... work developing models of photoelectrochemical solar-hydrogen production and ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 A major challenge before ... start-up dense realm of Boston-Cambridge, is gaining visibility that ... James Sherley, the Director of Boston’s Adult Stem Cell ... and national visibility of his company an important priority ... In addition to a social media marketing campaign ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... DIEGO, California, USA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... the Department of Physics and Optical Science and Director ... the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and co-founder ... been elected to serve as the 2015 Vice President ... , SPIE 2014 President Philip Stahl announced recent election ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Nevada City, Ca. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... an E3 rating for an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, asks ... fall harvest by comparing the hand sanitizer they’re currently ... Sanitizer Spray . Hand hygiene is critical to fighting ... processing environment. Best Sanitizers believes there are key ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Livermore Team Awarded for Hydrogen Production Research 2The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Participates in Multiple Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Conferences Before Year End 2The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Participates in Multiple Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Conferences Before Year End 3The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Participates in Multiple Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Conferences Before Year End 4Glenn Boreman, UNC Professor and Plasmonics Co-Founder, Elected to SPIE Presidential Chain 2Food Processors and Food Handlers are Encouraged to Prepare for Fall Harvest by Evaluating Their Current Hand Sanitizer Using Nine Key Criteria 2Food Processors and Food Handlers are Encouraged to Prepare for Fall Harvest by Evaluating Their Current Hand Sanitizer Using Nine Key Criteria 3
... need medications, there is often concern about possible effects ... to cause birth defects (thalidomide being a notorious example), ... is known about most drugs, level of risk. Researchers ... created a preclinical model for predicting a drug,s teratogenicity ...
... Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC ... engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel ... respiratory diseases, today announced that it will present at ... 10-12th in San Francisco. (Logo: ...
... NEOG ) announced today that its net income ... 30, increased 33% from the previous year,s second quarter. Net ... share, compared to the prior year,s $0.20. Second ... year,s $35,251,000. Year-to-date revenues for the first six months of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Model Predicts a Drug's Likelihood of Causing Birth Defects 2Model Predicts a Drug's Likelihood of Causing Birth Defects 3Advanced Life Sciences to Present at the Biotech Showcase™ 2011 Conference 2Neogen Reports 33% Increase in Net Income 2Neogen Reports 33% Increase in Net Income 3Neogen Reports 33% Increase in Net Income 4Neogen Reports 33% Increase in Net Income 5
... Radiochemical Purity is >95%NEN Radiolabeled Ligands\n\nReceptor-related research ... availability of new radiolabeled ligands selected to ... a wide range of products and services ... over 400 state-of-the-art radioligands. If you do ...
... Advion's NanoMate 100 robotic system and ... full advantage of the capabilities of electrospray ... the NanoMate with MS allows users to ... small molecule and peptide mapping applications, or ...
... Dynamic Focusing MALDI (PDF-MALDI) source provides fast, ... do not need online separation. Paired with ... and Agilents powerful Spectrum Mill software, the ... of 2D gel-spot digests. It provides clean, ...
... Vibratome Roto-Shake Genie is an all-in-one ... It performs five different mixing motions: ... rotating/rolling, as well as a combination ... precision-engineered moving portion of the Vibraotme ...
Biology Products: