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Thoughts on the bat research and monitoring program at Fort Drum, NY Chris Dobony, Fort Drum Military Installation, Fort Drum, NY David Jachowski, Clemson.

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1 Thoughts on the bat research and monitoring program at Fort Drum, NY Chris Dobony, Fort Drum Military Installation, Fort Drum, NY David Jachowski, Clemson University, Clemson SC Eric Britzke, U.S. Army Engineer Research Development Center, Vicksburg, MS John Edwards, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV Joshua Johnson, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Phillipsburg, PA Laci Coleman, Ecotech Inc., Marietta, GA W. Mark Ford, U.S. Geological Survey, Blacksburg, VA Jane Rodrigue, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Princeton, WV

2 MISTNET SURVEY LOCATIONS = 81 SURVEY LOCATIONS JUN – AUG 2007 = 41 SURVEY LOCATIONS JUL – AUG 2008 = 85 SURVEY LOCATIONS JUN – AUG 2009 = 86 SURVEY LOCATIONS JUN – AUG 2010 MIST NET SAMPLING

3 MYOTIS MIST NET RESULTS 2007 (n = 81) 2008 (n = 41) 2009 (n = 85) 2010 (n = 85) 2011 (n = 60)* Little Brown Myotis440 (5.43)104 (2.54)35 (0.41)51 (0.6)15 (0.25) Northern Myotis260 (3.21)37 (0.90)5 (0.06) 1 (0.02) Indiana Myotis Small-footed Myotis00020 * 30 Sites Repeated Twice

4 Indiana bat foraging ecology Jachowski, D.S., J.B. Johnson, C.A. Dobony, J.W. Edwards and W.M. Ford Space Use and Resource Selection by Foraging Indiana Bats at Their Northern Distribution. Endangered Species Management 24: 149–157. Introduction Future research 1. Monitoring 3. White-nose 2. Indiana bat

5 IN 2003, FORT DRUM BEGAN USING ACCOUSTICAL MONITORING EQUIPMENT (ANABAT) TO DOCUMENT BAT ACTIVITY ANABAT SAMPLING

6 EPFULABOLACILANOMYLEMYLUMYSEMYSOPEMYNOID ∑ X 2004 n= n= n= n= YEAR ANABAT RESULTS SPECIES CALLS/HR

7 Introduction 1. Monitoring 3. White-nose Future research 2. Indiana bat

8 Introduction 1. Monitoring 3. White-nose Future research 2. Indiana bat

9 Introduction 1. Monitoring 3. White-nose Future research 2. Indiana bat

10 Introduction 1. Monitoring 3. White-nose Future research 2. Indiana bat Jachowski, D.S., C.A. Dobony, L.S. Coleman, W.M. Ford, E.R. Britzke, and J.L. Rodrigue Disease and community structure: white-nose syndrome alters spatial and temporal niche partitioning in sympatric bat species. Diversity and Distributions 20:

11 BAT SAMPLING, GUANO SAMPLING, BAT HOUSE SAMPLING

12 Introduction 1. Monitoring 3. White-nose Future research 2. Indiana bat

13 FORT DRUM LITTLE BROWN BAT MATERNITY COLONY YEAR# BATSREPRO RATE Pre- volant Post- volant , , % % % % % Introduction 1. Monitoring 3. White-nose Future research 2. Indiana bat

14 JUVENILE SURVIVAL  : 1 Recapture  : 1 Recapture  : 3 Recaptures  : 1 Recaptures  : 4 Recaptures  : 3 Recaptures  : 6 Recaptures  : 9 Recaptures 13 juveniles survived multiple years

15  Pd detected from swabs, culture, and/ or guano from bats in the bat house in April, May, June, July, and August of 2009 and/ or  Pd detected from swabs taken from bat house in March and September of  Pd detected from swabs taken from bat house in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November of 2013

16 Britzke, E.R and C.A. Dobony (in prep). Could summer torpor be a factor in White-nose Syndrome? U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Tech Note. Vicksburg, MS. Introduction 1. Monitoring 3. White-nose Future research 2. Indiana bat


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