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Townsend's Big-Eared Bat Statewide Assessment

Townsend's big-eared bat researchers in the field.

Duration

May 2015 - December 2017

Narrative

The goal of this project is to quantify the current status of the Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii, COTO) in California. This task will provide the first state-wide assessment of the number and status of COTO colonies in California in more than two decades. It will provide a comprehensive report on the distribution, abundance, and condition of historic and currently occupied sites, a regional assessment of the species' status, and recommendations for maintaining or enhancing existing populations, as well as a discussion of likely future threats. Ancillary benefits of this study will be information on other bat species found in association with COTO, and additional public education on the status and value of bats through our contacts during surveys.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

 

Personnel

  • Margaret WilzbachCo-Principal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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