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An Ultrasonically Silent Night

Richard K. LaVal

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780520223097
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937772 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0013
An Ultrasonically Silent Night

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This chapter discusses the distribution and abundance of bats in dry forests. It discusses their importance in the maintenance of forest diversity, focusing on their role in pollination and seed dispersal. It also examines the anthropogenic effects on bat habitat and the potential effects of global climate change. Finally, it emphasizes the importance of educational programs to increase awareness and interest in bat conservation.

Keywords: bats; dry forests; forest diversity; pollination; seed dispersal; climate change; bat conservation

Chapter.  10326 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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