Eptesicus fuscus

Disturbances

Scope Severity Immediacy
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Summary Rank: G

Rock crevices and cavities have some potential to be impacted by surface activities, such as forest fires which can alter aspects of the roosts climate.  Neubaum et al.(2006) found these bats hibernating in rock crevices and based on the location of most of these roosts chances of disturbance should be very low.  Such disturbances could be exacerbated if occurring during the winter when individuals are energetically vulnerable. This bats generalist roosting habits during maternity periods may help minimize impacts of such actions like the burden of relocating to a new roost, particularly during the summer period.


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