Eptesicus fuscus

Surface Disturbances

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Summary Rank: G

Caves have potential to be impacted by surface activities, such as forest fires which can alter aspects of the roosts climate, seepage of polutants, water impoundment, etc.  Such disturbances could be exacerbated if occurring during the winter when individuals are energetically vulnerable (Neubaum et al. 2006). However, this bats generalist roosting habits during maternity periods may help minimize impacts of typically slow developing actions like the burden of relocating to a new roost, particularly during the summer period (Neubaum et al. 2007).


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