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Title: Literature review : macrohabitat metrics to identify presence of chiroptera on the landscape in the United States
Authors: Saltus, Christina L.
Britzke, Eric R.
Keywords: Environmental management
Habitat conservation
Habitat (Ecology)--Bats--Identification
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/EL SR-22-8
Abstract: This special report reviews current scientific literature to identify the most commonly cited metrics used to describe the macrohabitat criteria important for Chiroptera presence in the United States. The review evaluates 69 scientific articles from 1994 to 2018. The most commonly cited metrics were divided into four main categories: tree-species-level metrics, landscape-level metrics, distance metrics, and topographic and atmospheric metrics. Of all metrics found, the top six most common metrics noted across all articles were percent canopy cover, diameter at breast height (DBH), forest type, distance to water, distance to roads or other urban features, and tree density. In addition, 27 of the 47 (57%) bat species located within the United States were represented. These metrics provide important insight into the regional or national species-level distribution and assist with modeling the relationship between species distribution and habitat change.
Description: Special Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/EL SR-22-8
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 38 pages / 1.87 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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