Protecting the Bat Population Videos

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Authors
Rutten, Hallie
Scott, Monae
Cline, Shelby
Issue Date
2022-07
Type
Presentation
Keywords
University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee , Sewanee DataLab 2022 , DataFest 2022 , Protecting the Bat Population , Combating Ecological Challenges , Ecosystems , Forest Management , Wildlife
Abstract
Bats are a vital part of ecosystems serving as pollinators, pest control, and seed dispersers for important crops. Some bat populations have been declining due to one of the worst wildlife diseases in modern history, Pseudogymnoascus destructans - more commonly known as white-nose syndrome. Dr. Amy Turner and the Sewanee Bat Study group have collected years of data on the behavior and habitats of local bat species. The goals of this project include: analyzing the trends in frequencies in bat activity across time and management areas to see which locations are crucial for bats, what land management practices are harmful or helpful, and what species seem to be thriving or not.
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