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dc.contributor.advisorHale, Amanda M.
dc.contributor.authorCochran, Courtenay Danielleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:51Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:51Z
dc.date.created2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifierUMI thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-05232013-102339en_US
dc.identifierumi-10399en_US
dc.identifiercat-001996980en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4451
dc.description.abstractLarge numbers of migratory tree-bats are being killed at wind turbines worldwide and it remains unclear why this is happening. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that prey items for bats are abundant in the immediate vicinity of wind turbines. During the 2012 fall migratory season (July to October), we used light taps and malaise traps to sample the aerial invertebrate community at Wolf Ridge Wind, LLC, in north-central Texas. Overall, we collected more invertebrates and a greater number of species earlier in the season compared to later in the season and the use of malaise traps significantly added to invertebrate diversity yielded by light traps. Invertebrate abundance and species richness did not differ between the base of turbines and 400 m away, but compilation of data from previous bat diet studies suggested that the area around wind turbines provided foraging resources for local bats. Further research is needed, however, to determine if bats are attracted to wind turbines as a foraging resource.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
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dc.titleBats, bugs, and wind turbines: is there a connection?en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of Geology, Energy and the Environment
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.departmentEnvironmental Sciences
local.academicunitSchool of Geology, Energy and the Environment
dc.type.genreThesis
local.subjectareaEnvironmental Sciences
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science


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