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Insect Abundance and Variability in an Urban-Rural Landscape and Comparison to Foraging Habitat Selection of Bats

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dc.contributor.author Oehler, Nicole M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-19T21:14:36Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-01T13:47:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-19T21:14:36Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-01T13:47:28Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-19T21:14:36Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10484/3735
dc.description.abstract I conducted a study of the relationship between prey availability and foraging habitat selection of Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis), big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus), eastern red bats (Lasiurus borealis) and evening bats (Nycticeius humeralis) in an urban-rural landscape matrix of southwestern Indianapolis. Insects were collected from nine different habitat types found within the range of these species. Insect data were collected from 2006 to 2008 using sticky traps placed in each habitat type. Habitat types were ranked by importance to each bat species (based on previous studies) and then compared to the average number of prey insects captured per habitat sticky trap. Only the average number of insects captured per habitat sticky trap that were big brown bat and eastern red bat prey varied significantly between all nine habitat types. The average number of prey insects captured per habitat sticky trap that were Indiana bat, big brown bat, eastern red bat and evening bat prey were strongly significantly different between sampling dates within seasons. The average number of prey insects captured per habitat sticky trap that were big brown bat and evening bat prey varied significantly between sampling dates between seasons. The average number of prey insects per habitat type did not correlate significantly with habitat selection by any of the four bat species.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Nicole M. Oehler
dc.subject.lcsh Myotis sodalis
dc.subject.lcsh Big brown bat
dc.subject.lcsh Eastern red bat
dc.subject.lcsh Vespertilionidae
dc.subject.lcsh Habitat selection
dc.subject.lcsh Insect populations.
dc.subject.lcsh Predation (Biology).
dc.subject.lcsh Urbanization--Environmental aspects.
dc.subject.other Foraging
dc.title Insect Abundance and Variability in an Urban-Rural Landscape and Comparison to Foraging Habitat Selection of Bats
dc.type Thesis
dc.date.graduationmonth December
dc.date.published 2011
dc.description.committeechair Whitaker, John O.
dc.description.committeemembers Jackson, Marion T
dc.description.committeemembers Scott, Peter E
dc.description.degree Master of Science
dc.description.department Department of Biology
dc.description.imprint Cunningham Memorial library, Terre Haute,Indiana State University
dc.description.itemidetd 201105-16
dc.description.level Masters
dc.description.note Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages: contains 62p.: ill. Includes bibliography, abstract and appendix.


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