Bat emergence and weather conditions in Central Scotland

Chris Smillie

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The lowest maximum temperature in which bats were recorded was 11°C
Corresponds with BCT Guidance
•Clashes with Slack and Tinsley (2015)
If temperatures are high enough for prey, bats will emerge
Minimum daily temperatures of -1°C did not have an effect on bat activity
Presence only. No measurement of duration of activity
Wind decreased foraging in non-woodland sites
Agreement with Slack and Tinsley (2015) windfarm study
Precipitation also influenced bat activity
2015/16 was Scotland’s wettest year in since records began
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPrint publication - 2 Apr 2017
EventMammal Society: Spring Conference and AGM - Robinson College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Mar 20172 Apr 2017
Conference number: 63


ConferenceMammal Society
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • bats
  • temperature
  • torpor
  • emergence
  • scotland
  • rain


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