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Software Testing and Level of Effort Determination to Inform Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat Acoustic Survey Guidelines and Pilot Assessment of Activity Correlates Indicative of Gray Bat, Little Brown Bat and Tri-colored Bat Status

Mike Armstrong


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With the onset and advance of whitenose syndrome (WNS) across USFWS Regions 2-6 managers realized that then current Indiana bat presence and absence survey guidelines were likely insufficient due to population declines. The objectives of this study are: 1. Continue to test automated bat identification software following USFWS and USGS jointlydeveloped protocols and standards as submitted to USFWS over the study period and report findings 2. Establish and operate zero-crossing, frequency division survey sites in representative upland, riparian and field-edge habitat in areas with recent past (since advent of WNS) or currently known Indiana bat maternity colonies in KY, TN, VA, IN and NY. 3. Establish and operate zero-crossing, frequency [...]

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Co-Investigator :
Mike Armstrong
Lead Organization :
Deprecated[17067] Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
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Principal Investigator :
W. Mark Ford

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  • 20-R4-02

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