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1000 Titel
  • Evaluating the potential of urban areas for bat conservation with citizen science data
1000 Autor/in
  1. Lewanzik, Daniel |
  2. Straka, Tanja |
  3. Lorenz, Julia |
  4. Marggraf, Lara |
  5. Voigt-Heucke, Silke Luise |
  6. Schumann, Anke |
  7. Brandt, Miriam |
  8. Voigt, Christian |
1000 Erscheinungsjahr 2022
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  1. Artikel |
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  • 2021-12-31
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  • 297:118785
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  • 2022
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  • Global change, including urbanisation, threatens many of the >1400 bat species. Nevertheless, certain areas within highly urbanised cities may be suitable to harbour bat populations. Thus, managing urban habitats could contribute to bat conservation. Here, we wanted to establish evidence-based recommendations on how to improve urban spaces for the protection of bats. In a team effort with >200 citizen scientists, we recorded bat vocalisations up to six times over the course of 2 years at each of 600 predefined sites in the Berlin metropolitan area. For each species we identified the preferred and non-preferred landscape features. Our results show that artificial light at night (ALAN) had a negative impact on all species. For soprano pipistrelles and mouse-eared bats ALAN had the largest effect sizes among all environmental predictors. Canopy cover and open water were especially important for bat species that forage along vegetation edges and for trawling bats, respectively. Occurrence probability of species foraging in open space decreased with increasing distance to water bodies. On a larger scale, impervious surfaces tended to have positive effects on some species that are specialised on foraging along edge structures. Our study constitutes an important contribution to the growing body of literature showing that despite the many negative impacts of urbanisation on wildlife, urban environments can harbour bat populations if certain conditions are met, such as access to vegetation and water bodies and low levels of ALAN. Our findings are of high relevance for urban planners and conservationists, as they allow inferences on how to manage urban spaces in a bat-friendly way. We recommend limiting ALAN to the minimum necessary and maintaining and creating uninterrupted vegetated corridors between areas with high levels of canopy cover and water bodies, in which ALAN should be entirely avoided.
1000 Sacherschließung
lokal Citizen Science [MeSH]
lokal Pollution
lokal Light pollution
lokal Chiroptera [MeSH]
lokal Ecosystem [MeSH]
lokal Animals [MeSH]
lokal Bats
lokal Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
lokal Urban greening
lokal General Medicine
lokal Toxicology
lokal ALAN
lokal Light Pollution [MeSH]
lokal Urban ecosystem
lokal Cities [MeSH]
lokal Urbanisation
lokal Urbanization [MeSH]
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  1. Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung |
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