Forest Impacts of Climate Change: Monitoring Indicators

Little Brown Bat Population

Little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) populations in the Northeast are considered important indicators of long-term forest and ecosystem health because of their sensitivity to climate impacts. Currently, the majority of brown bat research addresses the white nose syndrome epidemic, but future studies on little brown bat as climate indicators are likely. Population metrics can be used to predict future trends in little brown bat populations.

Protocols for Monitoring Little Brown Bat Population

A Plan for the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) is the protocol used for monitoring

Key Metrics for Monitoring Little Brown Bat Population

The impacts of climate indicators can be measured using different ecological metrics of quantification. The metrics used in a study can affect how it is designed and the questions that it can answer. The information below shows the types of metrics and number of associated protocols that are captured by the data represented in this project. 

Abundance
14
Distribution
16
Fecundity
2
Migration Dynamics
3
Occurrence
3
Phenological Timing
1
Population Density
2
Richness
2
Survivorship
2

Studies for Monitoring Little Brown Bat Population

There that monitor the indicator: Little Brown Bat Population.

The number of monitoring studies by state, select a state to see list of studies
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