Bat research in BC
The British Columbia Bat Action Team is a group composed of government and non-government biologists, academic researchers, veterinarians, students, naturalists, wildlife rehabilitators, and other people that are interested in BC’s bats. BCBAT was created to promote the conservation of bats in British Columbia. Although bats are managed by the provincial Ministry of Environment, the committees of BCBAT provide input into development of provincial bat survey standards, designation and management of bat species at risk, education and outreach, and identification of bat research and conservation priorities. You can contact BCBAT at firstname.lastname@example.org and www.bcbat.ca
There have been a number of bat research and inventory projects that have taken place in BC. Projects include general bat inventories, research on bat tree-roost sites in forests, research on winter bat activity, and identification of hibernacula sites.
Dr. Cori Lausen is currently researching bat winter activity. You can find out more about her research here: http://www.batsrus.ca/index.html.
Graduate students have also carried out research on the topic of bats and forest use. For more information on bats and forests, see “Bats and Forests” Symposium.
For more information on bat research, see the North American Symposium on Bat Research website.
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