Cost Effective Survey Methods for Bat Identification
Wildlife & Ecosystems
Research Idea Scope
TERI Administrator Note (June 2007): Research Underway
California DOT; Developing an Improved Methodology for Identifying Sensitive Bat Species; Research Underway
This project is to develop accurate and easy to use methodologies for identifying bat species for Caltrans biologists to use during project studies based on bat echolocation calls and bat guano sampling. The echolocation methodology will include a reference library containing a complete set of bat echolocation calls, an analysis of the calls documenting the variation within and between bat species, validated software and hardware to identify species, and a cost-effective validated field data collection methodology. The bat guano methodology will include field collection and handling techniques and a scientifically sound guano DNA and/or enzyme lab technique for species identification.
2002 Research Needs Conference Idea Thomas E. Linkous Office of Environmental Service Ohio Department of Transportation