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First confirmed record of suni (Neotragus moschatus) and rusty-spotted genet (Genetta maculata) in Nyika National Park, Malawi (2019)
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Byrne, B., Stone, E. L., Mgoola, W. O., & Uzal, A. (2019). First confirmed record of suni (Neotragus moschatus) and rusty-spotted genet (Genetta maculata) in Nyika National Park, Malawi. African Journal of Ecology, 57(3), 415-418. https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.12607

Conservation of National Parks depends on accurate measurements of biodiversity, and therefore keeping an accurate list of species is key to determining biodiversity loss or gain in an ecosystem. This study confirms the presence of two disputed speci... Read More about First confirmed record of suni (Neotragus moschatus) and rusty-spotted genet (Genetta maculata) in Nyika National Park, Malawi.

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.

Experimentally manipulating light spectra reveals the importance of dark corridors for commuting bats (2018)
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Zeale, M. R. K., Stone, E. L., Zeale, E., Browne, W. J., Harris, S., & Jones, G. (2018). Experimentally manipulating light spectra reveals the importance of dark corridors for commuting bats. Global Change Biology, 24(12), 5909-5918. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14462

© 2018 The Authors Global Change Biology Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd The rapid global spread of artificial light at night is causing unprecedented disruption to ecosystems. In otherwise dark environments, street lights restrict the use of ma... Read More about Experimentally manipulating light spectra reveals the importance of dark corridors for commuting bats.

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.

Quantifying the attractiveness of broad-spectrum street lights to aerial nocturnal insects (2017)
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Wakefield, A., Broyles, M., Stone, E. L., Harris, S., Jones, G., & Minderman, J. (2018). Quantifying the attractiveness of broad-spectrum street lights to aerial nocturnal insects. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(2), 714-722. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13004

© 2017 The Authors. Journal of Applied Ecology Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of British Ecological Society Sodium street lights, dominated by long wavelengths of light, are being replaced by broad-spectrum, white lights globally, in... Read More about Quantifying the attractiveness of broad-spectrum street lights to aerial nocturnal insects.

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.

The global decline of cheetah Acinonyx jubatus and what it means for conservation (2016)
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Durant, S. M., Mitchell, N., Groom, R., Pettorelli, N., Ipavec, A., Jacobson, A. P., …Young-Overton, K. (2017). The global decline of cheetah Acinonyx jubatus and what it means for conservation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(3), 528-533. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1611122114

Establishing and maintaining protected areas (PAs) are key tools for biodiversity conservation. However, this approach is insufficient for many species, particularly those that are wide-ranging and sparse. The cheetah Acinonyx jubatus exemplifies suc... Read More about The global decline of cheetah Acinonyx jubatus and what it means for conservation.

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.

Experimentally comparing the attractiveness of domestic lights to insects: Do LEDs attract fewer insects than conventional light types? (2016)
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Wakefield, A., Broyles, M., Stone, E. L., Jones, G., & Harris, S. (2016). Experimentally comparing the attractiveness of domestic lights to insects: Do LEDs attract fewer insects than conventional light types?. Ecology and Evolution, 6(22), 8028-8036. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2527

© 2016 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. LED lighting is predicted to constitute 70% of the outdoor and residential lighting markets by 2020. While the use of LEDs promotes energy and cost savings relative to tr... Read More about Experimentally comparing the attractiveness of domestic lights to insects: Do LEDs attract fewer insects than conventional light types?.

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.

Mitigating the impact of Bats in historic churches: The response of Natterer's Bats Myotis nattereri to artificial roosts and deterrence (2016)
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Zeale, M. R., Russo, D., Zeale, M. R. K., Bennitt, E., Newson, S. E., Packman, C., …Stone, E. (2016). Mitigating the impact of Bats in historic churches: The response of Natterer's Bats Myotis nattereri to artificial roosts and deterrence. PLoS ONE, 11(1), e0146782. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146782

© 2016 Zeale et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cred... Read More about Mitigating the impact of Bats in historic churches: The response of Natterer's Bats Myotis nattereri to artificial roosts and deterrence.

Managing conflict between bats and humans: The response of soprano pipistrelles (pipistrellus pygmaeus) to exclusion from roosts in houses (2015)
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Stone, E., Zeale, M. R., Newson, S. E., Browne, W. J., Harris, S., & Jones, G. (2015). Managing conflict between bats and humans: The response of soprano pipistrelles (pipistrellus pygmaeus) to exclusion from roosts in houses. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0131825. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0131825

Copyright: © 2015 Stone et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and sour... Read More about Managing conflict between bats and humans: The response of soprano pipistrelles (pipistrellus pygmaeus) to exclusion from roosts in houses.

Light-emitting diode street lights reduce last-ditch evasive manoeuvres by moths to bat echolocation calls (2015)
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Wakefield, A., Stone, E. L., Jones, G., & Harris, S. (2015). Light-emitting diode street lights reduce last-ditch evasive manoeuvres by moths to bat echolocation calls. Royal Society Open Science, 2(8), 150291. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.150291

© 2015 The Authors. The light-emitting diode (LED) street light market is expanding globally, and it is important to understand how LED lights affect wildlife populations. We compared evasive flight responses of moths to bat echolocation calls experi... Read More about Light-emitting diode street lights reduce last-ditch evasive manoeuvres by moths to bat echolocation calls.

Opportunities for improving the foraging potential of urban waterways for bats (2015)
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Park, K. J., Lintott, P., & Bunnefeld, N. (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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Lintott, P. R., Bunnefeld, N., Minderman, J., Fuentes-Montemayor, E., Mayhew, R. J., Olley, L., & Park, K. J. (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.

The impacts of new street light technologies: Experimentally testing the effects on bats of changing from low-pressure sodium to white metal halide (2015)
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Stone, E. L., Wakefield, A., Harris, S., & Jones, G. (2015). The impacts of new street light technologies: Experimentally testing the effects on bats of changing from low-pressure sodium to white metal halide. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences, 370(1667), 20140127. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2014.0127

© 2015 The Authors. All rights reserved. Artificial light at night is a major feature of anthropogenic global change and is increasingly recognized as affecting biodiversity, often negatively. On a global scale, newer technology white lights are repl... Read More about The impacts of new street light technologies: Experimentally testing the effects on bats of changing from low-pressure sodium to white metal halide.

Impacts of artificial lighting on bats: A review of challenges and solutions (2015)
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Stone, E. L., Harris, S., & Jones, G. (2015). Impacts of artificial lighting on bats: A review of challenges and solutions. Mammalian Biology, 80(3), 213-219. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2015.02.004

© 2015 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Säugetierkunde. Light pollution is a major emerging issue in biodiversity conservation, and has important implications for policy development and strategic planning. Although research is now addressing the negative im... Read More about Impacts of artificial lighting on bats: A review of challenges and solutions.



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