Roosting and social ecology of the tricolored bat, Perimyotis subflavus, in Nova Scotia

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dc.contributor.advisor Broders, Hugh G. (Hugh Gerard), 1972-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Poissant, Joseph Andrew 2013-09-10T19:35:46Z 2013-09-10T19:35:46Z 2009
dc.identifier.other QL737 C595 P655 2009
dc.description vii, 76 leaves : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendix.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract Combinations of abiotic and biotic factors influence the behavior and evolution of a species. Temperate bats are constrained by inhospitable winters, hibernation requirements and interspecific competition for resources, so adaptations must occur to enable those species to remain competitive while maximizing fitness. A small, apparently genetically isolated population of tricolored bats exists in Nova Scotia at the periphery of the species' range and resource requirements of the species were unknown. The objectives of this thesis were to: 1) characterize roost sites in terms of tree and stand level attributes and; 2) to describe the basic social structure of tricolored bats, particularly females, in Nova Scotia. These bats roosted exclusively in Usnea lichen, near water, with access to many potentially available roost sites in stands of mostly softwood trees. Females formed closed societies within distinct roosting territories, maintaining an affinity to these territories within and between years. en_CA
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc QL737.C595
dc.subject.lcsh Vespertilionidae -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- Habitations -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- Behavior -- Nova Scotia.
dc.title Roosting and social ecology of the tricolored bat, Perimyotis subflavus, in Nova Scotia en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA Master of Science in Applied Science Masters Biology Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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