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Data from: Impacts of white-nose syndrome observed during long-term monitoring of a midwestern bat community

Joseph L. Pettit & Joy M. O'Keefe
White-nose syndrome (WNS) is an emerging fungal disease suspected to have infected Indiana caves in the winter of 2010–2011.This disease places energetic strains on cave-hibernating bats by forcing them to wake and use energy reserves. It has caused >5.5 million bat deaths across eastern North America, and may be the driving force for extinction of certain bat species. White-nose syndrome infection can be identified in hibernacula, but it may be difficult to determine whether bats...

Data from: Breeding synchrony and extrapair paternity in a species with alternative reproductive strategies

Melissa L. Grunst, Andrea S. Grunst, Rusty A. Gonser, Elaina M. Tuttle & Mellisa L. Grunst
Breeding synchrony may affect the tradeoff between pursuing multiple mates and avoiding paternity loss, translating into differences in the rate of extrapair paternity (EPP). However, diverse empirical relationships between breeding synchrony and EPP remain challenging to explain. We examined whether the relationship between breeding synchrony and EPP varied with male morph, age, body size, or breeding density in the white-throated sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis. In this species, males of two genetically determined morphs pursue alternative mating...

Data from: Illuminating prey selection in an insectivorous bat community, exposed to artificial light at night

Zachary M. Cravens, Veronica A. Brown, Timothy J. Divoll & Justin G. Boyles
1.Light pollution has been increasing around the globe and threatens to disturb natural rhythms of wildlife species. Artificial light impacts the behaviour of insectivorous bats in numerous ways, including foraging behaviour, which may in turn lead to altered prey selection. 2.In a manipulative field experiment, we collected faecal samples from six species of insectivorous bats in naturally dark and artificially lit conditions, and identified prey items using molecular methods to investigate effects of light pollution...

Registration Year

  • 2017

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  • Indiana State University
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale