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Roosting ecology of Amazonian bats : evidence for guild structure in hyperdiverse mammalian communities /

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Alternative: Evidence for guild structure in hyperdiverse mammalian communities

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Series: American Museum novitates, no. 3870

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New York, NY :American Museum of Natural History,[2016]

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Amazon River Region , Bats , Behavior , Biotic communities , Ecology , Habitat (Ecology) , Mammal communities , Mammals , Niche (Ecology) , Resource partitioning (Ecology) , Variation

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https://doi.org/10.1206/3870.1

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Title

Roosting ecology of Amazonian bats : evidence for guild structure in hyperdiverse mammalian communities /

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Alternative: Evidence for guild structure in hyperdiverse mammalian communities

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Series: American Museum novitates, no. 3870

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Voss, Robert S. , author

Fleck,David W. , author
Simmons, Nancy B , author
Strauss, Richard E. , author
Velazco,Paul M. , author

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New York, NY :American Museum of Natural History,[2016]

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"December 14, 2016."

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The ecological mechanisms that sustain high species richness in Neotropical bat communities have attracted research attention for several decades. Although many ecologists have studied the feeding behavior and diets of Neotropical bats on the assumption that food is a limiting resource, other resource axes that might be important for species coexistence are often ignored. Diurnal refugia, in particular, are a crucial resource for bats, many of which exhibit conspicuous morphological or behavioral adaptations to the roost environment. Here we report and analyze information about roost occupancy based on >500 field observations of Amazonian bats. Statistical analyses of these data suggest the existence of distinct groups of species roosting (1) in foliage, (2) exposed on the trunks of standing trees, (3) in cavities in standing trees, (4) in or under fallen trees, (5) beneath undercut earth banks, and (6) in arboreal insect nests; additionally, we recognize other groups that roost (7) in animal burrows, and (8) in rocks or caves. Roosting-guild membership is hypothesized to have a filtering effect on Amazonian bat community composition because some types of roosts are absent or uncommon in certain habitats. Among other applications of our results, cross-classifying bat species by trophic and roosting guilds suggests that the often-reported deficit of gleaning animalivores in secondary vegetation by comparison with primary forest might reflect habitat differences in roost availability rather than food resources. In general, ecological and evolutionary studies of Neotropical bats would be enhanced by considering both trophic- and roosting-guild membership in future analyses, but additional fieldwork will be required to determine the roosting behavior of many data-deficient species.

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Amazon River Region , Bats , Behavior , Biotic communities , Ecology , Habitat (Ecology) , Mammal communities , Mammals , Niche (Ecology) , Resource partitioning (Ecology) , Variation

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QL1 .A436 no.3870 2016

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title = {Roosting ecology of Amazonian bats : evidence for guild structure in hyperdiverse mammalian communities / },
volume = {no. 3870},
copyright = {In copyright. Digitized with the permission of the rights holder.},
url = {https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/266470},
note = {https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/159078 --- Caption title. --- "December 14, 2016." --- Local PDF available in high- and low-resolution versions. --- The ecological mechanisms that sustain high species richness in Neotropical bat communities have attracted research attention for several decades. Although many ecologists have studied the feeding behavior and diets of Neotropical bats on the assumption that food is a limiting resource, other resource axes that might be important for species coexistence are often ignored. Diurnal refugia, in particular, are a crucial resource for bats, many of which exhibit conspicuous morphological or behavioral adaptations to the roost environment. Here we report and analyze information about roost occupancy based on >500 field observations of Amazonian bats. Statistical analyses of these data suggest the existence of distinct groups of species roosting (1) in foliage, (2) exposed on the trunks of standing trees, (3) in cavities in standing trees, (4) in or under fallen trees, (5) beneath undercut earth banks, and (6) in arboreal insect nests; additionally, we recognize other groups that roost (7) in animal burrows, and (8) in rocks or caves. Roosting-guild membership is hypothesized to have a filtering effect on Amazonian bat community composition because some types of roosts are absent or uncommon in certain habitats. Among other applications of our results, cross-classifying bat species by trophic and roosting guilds suggests that the often-reported deficit of gleaning animalivores in secondary vegetation by comparison with primary forest might reflect habitat differences in roost availability rather than food resources. In general, ecological and evolutionary studies of Neotropical bats would be enhanced by considering both trophic- and roosting-guild membership in future analyses, but additional fieldwork will be required to determine the roosting behavior of many data-deficient species.},
publisher = {New York, NY :American Museum of Natural History,},
author = {Voss, Robert S. and Fleck,David W. and Simmons, Nancy B and Strauss, Richard E. and Velazco,Paul M.},
year = {2016},
pages = {44},
keywords = {Amazon River Region|Bats|Behavior|Biotic communities|Ecology|Habitat (Ecology)|Mammal communities|Mammals|Niche (Ecology)|Resource partitioning (Ecology)|Variation|},
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TY - BOOK
TI - Roosting ecology of Amazonian bats : evidence for guild structure in hyperdiverse mammalian communities /
VL - no. 3870
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PB - American Museum of Natural History,
CY - New York, NY :
PY - 2016
N1 - Caption title. --- "December 14, 2016." --- Local PDF available in high- and low-resolution versions. --- The ecological mechanisms that sustain high species richness in Neotropical bat communities have attracted research attention for several decades. Although many ecologists have studied the feeding behavior and diets of Neotropical bats on the assumption that food is a limiting resource, other resource axes that might be important for species coexistence are often ignored. Diurnal refugia, in particular, are a crucial resource for bats, many of which exhibit conspicuous morphological or behavioral adaptations to the roost environment. Here we report and analyze information about roost occupancy based on >500 field observations of Amazonian bats. Statistical analyses of these data suggest the existence of distinct groups of species roosting (1) in foliage, (2) exposed on the trunks of standing trees, (3) in cavities in standing trees, (4) in or under fallen trees, (5) beneath undercut earth banks, and (6) in arboreal insect nests; additionally, we recognize other groups that roost (7) in animal burrows, and (8) in rocks or caves. Roosting-guild membership is hypothesized to have a filtering effect on Amazonian bat community composition because some types of roosts are absent or uncommon in certain habitats. Among other applications of our results, cross-classifying bat species by trophic and roosting guilds suggests that the often-reported deficit of gleaning animalivores in secondary vegetation by comparison with primary forest might reflect habitat differences in roost availability rather than food resources. In general, ecological and evolutionary studies of Neotropical bats would be enhanced by considering both trophic- and roosting-guild membership in future analyses, but additional fieldwork will be required to determine the roosting behavior of many data-deficient species.
AU - Voss, Robert S.
AU - Fleck,David W.
AU - Simmons, Nancy B
AU - Strauss, Richard E.
AU - Velazco,Paul M.
KW - Amazon River Region
KW - Bats
KW - Behavior
KW - Biotic communities
KW - Ecology
KW - Habitat (Ecology)
KW - Mammal communities
KW - Mammals
KW - Niche (Ecology)
KW - Resource partitioning (Ecology)
KW - Variation
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