Hoary Bat Animation

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Detailed Description

Seasonal distribution of hoary bats. Gaining a better understanding of the seasonal migration patterns of bats affected by wind turbines could help biologists and wind energy developers find ways to reduce bat fatalities at turbines.


Team: Trust Species and Habitats

Relevance: Migratory species distribution

Method: Animation of map images created by Paul Cryan in ARC/GIS using data reported in Cryan et al. 2003 (Journal of Mammalogy 84:579-593).

Start Year: 1/1/1999

End Year: 12/31/2003

Year Comp: 12/31/2003

Image Dimensions: 320 x 240

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Location Taken: US