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Modeling Bat Habitat Use Across Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (BISO): Potential Effects of Prescribed Fire

Duration

January 2014 - May 2016

Narrative

We will study year-round bat activity on BISO and relate species presence and activity to environmental conditions such as temperature and rainfall, forest type, forest structure, and management history. Seven prescribed fires have been conducted since 2005 and these sites will be sampled as will a number of unburned sites. We will use these data to model the potential effects of BISO’s fire management plan on habitat suitability for various bat species inhabiting the park.

Research Products and Activities

Presentations

  • Burns, L.*, S. Loeb, W. Bridges, P.G.R. Jodice. 2014. Influence of prescribed fire on bat activity in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. North American Society for Bat Rsearch, Albany, New York.
  • Burns, L., S. Loeb, P.G.R. Jodice. 2015. Winter activity patterns of bats on the Cumberland Plateau. North American Bat Research Symposium, Monterey, California.
  • Burns, L.*, S.C. Loeb, W.C. Bridges, P.G.R. Jodice. 2016. Following the flames? Bat Occupancy in Cumberland Plateau Forests Managed by Fire. North American Society for Bat Research, San Antonio, Texas.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 11

Scientific Publications: 37

Presentations: 141

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • NRPP

Links

South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Clemson University
  2. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute