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Title: Species profile : Southeastern myotis (Myotis austroriparius) on military installations in the Southeastern United States
Authors: Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (U.S.)
Reynolds, Larry A.
Mitchell, Wilma A.
Keywords: DoD installations
Southeastern myotis
Species profile
Plant communities
Threatened and Endangered species
Environmental management
Management techniques
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The southeastern myotis (Myotis austroriparius) is a medium-sized bat with grayish-brown, woolly fur. This species primarily is found in the southeastern United States. Its range extends from southeastern North Carolina south to peninsular Florida, west to eastern Texas and Oklahoma, and north to western Kentucky, southern Illinois, and southern Indiana. The southeastern myotis is considered a species of special concern because of significant population declines. It migrates between cooler winter caves used as hibernacula and warmer summer caves used for rearing young. In noncave regions, the southeastern myotis roosts in large hollow trees or man-made structures. The southeastern myotis has been documented on at least two military installations in the southeastern United States. This report is one of a series of Species Profiles being developed for threatened, endangered, and sensitive species inhabiting southeastern United States plant communities found on military installations. The work is being conducted as part of the Department of Defense (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). Information provided on the southeastern myotis includes status, life history and ecology, habitat requirements, impacts and causes of decline, habitat assessment techniques, inventory and monitoring, and management and protection.
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