Jump to Main Content
- Johnson, Shelly A.; Chambers, Carol L.
- Western North American naturalist 2017 v.77 no.3 pp. 355-368
- Myotis; Pinus ponderosa; acoustics; age structure; bark; coniferous forests; detectors; females; fire regime; foraging; forest restoration; habitat preferences; habitats; interspecific variation; landscapes; mechanical methods; old-growth forests; prescribed burning; radio telemetry; roosting behavior; snags; summer; tree and stand measurements; trees; Arizona
- ... Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests in the southwestern United States, used by 16 species of bats, are managed with thinning and prescribed fire to restore tree densities and fire regimes to conditions that existed prior to Euro-American settlement. Using 2 approaches (roosting and foraging) to categorize forest habitat for bats, we evaluated how restoration treatments may affect habitat use. ...
- Bogan, Michael A.; Cryan, Paul M.; Weise, Christa D.; Valdez, Ernest W.
- Western North American naturalist 2017 v.77 no.3 pp. 317-330
- Agave; Chiroptera; animals; cacti and succulents; deserts; food plants; foraging; habitats; landscapes; migratory behavior; mountains; nectar feeding; pollinators; roosting behavior; spring; summer; sympatry; Mexico; New Mexico
- ... Animals often migrate to exploit seasonally ephemeral food. Three species of nectar-feeding phyllostomid bats migrate north from Mexico into deserts of the United States each spring and summer to feed on blooms of columnar cactus and century plants (Agave spp.). However, the habitat needs of these important desert pollinators are poorly understood. We followed the nighttime movements of 2 species ...