How does bat box design affect box temperatures and their suitability as maternity habitats?

In this podcast, authors Joy O’Keefe and Frank Tillman are interviewed about their latest research that seeks to better understand how bat box design affect internal temperatures – a critical factor for a species that spend more than half a day at roosts.

Bat boxes are becoming important tools for conservationists worldwide. In our latest study published in Ecological Solutions and Evidence, we compared the temperatures in 20 bat box designs, absent of bats and found that slight modifications to box design yielded significant differences in microclimate conditions within the boxes.

Listen to the podcast below as we discuss the research, bat box recommendations, and resources for learning more about bat boxes:

Read the full research article: “Design modifications affect bat box temperatures and suitability as maternity habitat” in Issue 2:4 of Ecological Solutions and Evidence.

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