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The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area brings you Outstanding in the Field, an original podcast series that tells stories about our science, our adventures, and our efforts to better understand fish and wildlife and the ecosystems that support them.
Episode title: Batastic Conservation of the Florida Bonneted Bat
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Summary: Welcome to the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area Outstanding in the Field podcast series that tells stories about our science, our adventures, and our efforts to better understand fish and wildlife and the ecosystems that support them. In this episode we head to southern Florida to learn about one of North America’s most misunderstood - yet threatened - mammals: bats.
Interviewee: Dr. Laura D’Acunto, USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center and Roxanne Pourshoushtari, USGS Contractor
Writer: Kaitlin Kovacs, USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Narrator: Marisa Lubeck, USGS Public Affairs Specialist
Producer: Suzanna Soileau, Outreach Coordinator (Ecosystems Mission Area)
Audio: Music: Marty Fitzpatrick ; Florida bonneted bat audio clips were provided by ZooMiami and the Miami Bat Lab
Podcast Art: Graphic by Jeffrey Kemp and photo of a researcher holds a Florida bonneted bat courtesy of Roxy Pourshoushtari, Contractor to USGS.
Quantitative Tools for the Urgent Recovery and Regulatory Needs of the Florida Bonneted Bat, Eumops floridanus
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In this episode of Outstanding in the Field we head to southern Florida to learn about one of North America’s most misunderstood - yet threatened - mammals: bats.
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This episode's buzz is all about pollinators, the birds, bees, bats, beetles, and other animals that feed on pollen from plants and help bring about one in three bites of food to our plates. Pollinators are crucial contributors to our environment and society by enhancing plant diversity in wild lands and providing food for humans in agricultural settings. Some three-fourths of all native plants in the world require pollination by an animal, most often an insect, and most often a native bee.
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