Effects of rainfall and temperature on weight gain in the big brown bat, eptesicus fuscus

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dc.contributor.advisor Cartwright, Anne M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Drumm, Robert L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:16Z
dc.date.created 1993 en_US
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1993 .D78 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184610
dc.description.abstract Maternal colonies of the big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus were studied in Delaware and Grant Counties from 21 May to 22 September, 1992. Nineteen colonies of bats were located and revisited several times during the summer. Bats were captured, sexed, aged, weighed and banded at each site. The weight gain pattern of the bats was related to rainfall and temperature during the summer. Other factors that might affect weight gain such as ectoparasites, tooth wear, and wing damage were also measured.The summer of 1992 had below normal rainfall in May and above normal rainfall in June and July. Temperatures were below normal during the study period. The weights of captured bats were compared to weights of bats captured at similar colonies during the same period in 1988, a dry year, and 1989 a wet year. Both of these years had near normal temperatures. Lower weight gain for juveniles and for adult females in late spring and early summer of 1992 was associated with higher than average precipitation and lower than average temperatures during the period.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Biology
dc.format.extent v, 83 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- Weight. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- Indiana -- Weight -- Effect of water levels on. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- Indiana -- Weight -- Effect of temperature on. en_US
dc.title Effects of rainfall and temperature on weight gain in the big brown bat, eptesicus fuscus en_US
dc.title.alternative Approval sheet title: Effect of rainfall and temperature on weight gain in the big brown bat, eptesicus fuscus
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/865945 en_US


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