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Responses of Bats to Forest Fragmentation in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley, Arkansas, USA

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dc.contributor.author Medlin, Rex E.
dc.contributor.author Connior, Matthew B.
dc.contributor.author Gaines, Karen F.
dc.contributor.author Risch, Thomas S.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-12T14:23:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-12T14:23:08Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6734
dc.description.abstract "Intense conversion of bottomland hardwood forests to rice and soybeans in the Mississippi River Valley of Arkansas has restricted the remaining forest to isolated fragments. Habitat fragmentation has proven to be detrimental to population sustainability of several species, and is the subject of intense study with often species and latitude specific responses. We compared both coarse land area classes and landscape fragmentation metrics from six 30 km × 30 km subsets centered on publicly owned management areas to bat captures obtained from a 2005 population study. Patch density was the strongest predictor of total captures (R2 = 0.801, p = 0.016) and of Myotis austroriparius captures (R2 = 0.856, p = 0.008). Our findings indicate that patch density and area are important predictors of bottomland bat captures." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject GIS en_US
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.subject bats en_US
dc.subject landscape change en_US
dc.subject ecology en_US
dc.title Responses of Bats to Forest Fragmentation in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley, Arkansas, USA en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country United States en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.subject.sector Wildlife en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Diversity en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 1146-1157 en_US

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