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An evidence-based approach to specifying survey effort in ecological assessments of bat activity (2019)
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Richardson, S. M., Lintott, P. R., Hosken, D. J., & Mathews, F. (2019). An evidence-based approach to specifying survey effort in ecological assessments of bat activity. Biological Conservation, 231, 98-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.12.014

Robust ecological assessments are fundamental for effective wildlife conservation. Owing to the high legal protection of bats, surveys are frequently required as part of ecological assessments. Yet there is uncertainty about the amount of survey effo... Read More about An evidence-based approach to specifying survey effort in ecological assessments of bat activity.

Reviewing the evidence on mitigation strategies for bats in buildings informing best-practice for policy makers and practitioners (2018)
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Lintott, P., & Mathews, F. (2018). Reviewing the evidence on mitigation strategies for bats in buildings informing best-practice for policy makers and practitioners

This study aimed to provide evidence to planners, developers and ecological practitioners on the efficacy of bat roost mitigation and compensation to help them ensure that mitigation approaches are evidence-based and beneficial for bats. Primary obj... Read More about Reviewing the evidence on mitigation strategies for bats in buildings informing best-practice for policy makers and practitioners.

Ecobat: An online resource to facilitate transparent, evidence-based interpretation of bat activity data (2017)
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Lintott, P., Davison, S., van Breda, J., Kubasiewicz, L., Dowse, D., Daisley, J., …Mathews, F. (2018). Ecobat: An online resource to facilitate transparent, evidence-based interpretation of bat activity data. Ecology and Evolution, 8(2), 935-941. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3692

© 2017 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Acoustic surveys of bats are one of the techniques most commonly used by ecological practitioners. The results are used in Ecological Impact Assessments to assess the lik... Read More about Ecobat: An online resource to facilitate transparent, evidence-based interpretation of bat activity data.

Basic mathematical errors may make ecological assessments unreliable (2017)
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Lintott, P. R., & Mathews, F. (2018). Basic mathematical errors may make ecological assessments unreliable. Biodiversity and Conservation, 27(1), 265-267. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-017-1418-5

© 2017, The Author(s). Environmental impact assessments (EIAs) are used globally as the evidence-base for planning decisions, yet their efficacy is uncertain. Given that EIAs are extremely expensive and are enshrined in legislation, their place in ev... Read More about Basic mathematical errors may make ecological assessments unreliable.

Ecological impact assessments fail to reduce risk of bat casualties at wind farms (2016)
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Lintott, P., Richardson, S., Hosken, D., Fensome, S., & Mathews, F. (2016). Ecological impact assessments fail to reduce risk of bat casualties at wind farms. Current Biology, 26(21), R1135-R1136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.003

Demand for renewable energy is rising exponentially. While this has benefits in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, there may be costs to biodiversity [1]. Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are the main tool used across the world to predict the... Read More about Ecological impact assessments fail to reduce risk of bat casualties at wind farms.

Differential responses of cryptic bat species to the urban landscape (2016)
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Park, K. J., Lintott, P. R., Lintott, P., Barlow, K., Bunnefeld, N., Briggs, P., …Park, K. (2016). Differential responses of cryptic bat species to the urban landscape. Ecology and Evolution, 6(7), 2044-2052. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1996

© 2016 Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Urbanization is a key global driver in the modification of land use and has been linked to population declines even in widespread and relatively common species. Cities comprise a complex assortment of habi... Read More about Differential responses of cryptic bat species to the urban landscape.

Understanding the risk to European protected species (bats) at onshore wind turbine sites to inform risk management (2016)
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Mathews, F., Richardson, S., Lintott, P., & Hosken, D. (2016). Understanding the risk to European protected species (bats) at onshore wind turbine sites to inform risk management

The aim of this project is to determine the risks to bat populations from wind turbines in Great Britain. The project has investigated bat mortality and activity at a range of wind turbine installations across Great Britain and the results will be us... Read More about Understanding the risk to European protected species (bats) at onshore wind turbine sites to inform risk management.

Opportunities for improving the foraging potential of urban waterways for bats (2015)
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Park, K. J., Lintott, P. R., Lintott, P., Bunnefeld, N., & Park, K. (2015). Opportunities for improving the foraging potential of urban waterways for bats. Biological Conservation, 191, 224-233. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.06.036

© 2015 Elsevier B.V.. The rapid rate of urbanisation over the past century has occurred over a relatively small proportion of the earth's surface, yet it has had considerable ecological impact at a global scale. Urban waterways have historically been... Read More about Opportunities for improving the foraging potential of urban waterways for bats.

Differential responses to woodland character and landscape context by cryptic bats in urban environments (2015)
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Park, K. J., Lintott, P. R., Lintott, P., Bunnefeld, N., Minderman, J., Fuentes-Montemayor, E., …Park, K. (2015). Differential responses to woodland character and landscape context by cryptic bats in urban environments. PLoS ONE, 10(5), e0126850. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0126850

© 2015 Lintott et al. Urbanisation is one of the most dramatic forms of land use change which relatively few species can adapt to. Determining how and why species respond differently to urban habitats is important in predicting future biodiversity lo... Read More about Differential responses to woodland character and landscape context by cryptic bats in urban environments.

City life makes females fussy: Sex differences in habitat use of temperate bats in urban areas (2014)
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Park, K. J., Mayhew, R. J., Lintott, P., Bunnefeld, N., Fuentes-Montemayor, E., Minderman, J., & Olley, L. (2014). City life makes females fussy: Sex differences in habitat use of temperate bats in urban areas. Royal Society Open Science, 1(3), https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.140200

© 2014 The Authors. Urbanization is a major driver of the global loss of biodiversity; to mitigate its adverse effects, it is essential to understand what drives species' patterns of habitat use within the urban matrix. While many animal species are... Read More about City life makes females fussy: Sex differences in habitat use of temperate bats in urban areas.

Testing the effectiveness of surveying techniques in determining bat community composition within woodland (2014)
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Park, K. J., Lintott, P., Fuentes-Montemayor, E., & Goulson, D. (2014). Testing the effectiveness of surveying techniques in determining bat community composition within woodland. Wildlife Research, 40(8), 675-684. https://doi.org/10.1071/WR13153

Context Determining the biodiversity of an area is essential for making targeted conservation decisions. Undertaking surveys to confirm species presence or to estimate population sizes can be difficult, particularly for elusive species. Bats are able... Read More about Testing the effectiveness of surveying techniques in determining bat community composition within woodland.

Moth species richness, abundance and diversity in fragmented urban woodlands: Implications for conservation and management strategies (2014)
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Park, K. J., Blackmore, L. M., Lintott, P. R., Lintott, P., Bunnefeld, N., Fuentes-Montemayor, E., …Park, K. (2014). Moth species richness, abundance and diversity in fragmented urban woodlands: Implications for conservation and management strategies. Biodiversity and Conservation, 23(11), 2875-2901. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-014-0753-z

Urban expansion threatens global biodiversity through the destruction of natural and semi-natural habitats and increased levels of disturbance. Whilst woodlands in urban areas may reduce the impact of urbanisation on biodiversity, they are often subj... Read More about Moth species richness, abundance and diversity in fragmented urban woodlands: Implications for conservation and management strategies.


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