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dc.contributor.authorLintott, Paulen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBarlow, Kateen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBunnefeld, Nilsen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBriggs, Philipen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGajas Roig, Claraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPark, Kirstyen_UK
dc.description.abstractUrbanization is a key global driver in the modification of land use and has been linked to population declines even in widespread and relatively common species. Cities comprise a complex assortment of habitat types yet we know relatively little about the effects of their composition and spatial configuration on species distribution. Although many bat species exploit human resources, the majority of species are negatively impacted by urbanization. Here, we use data from the National Bat Monitoring Programme, a long-running citizen science scheme, to assess how two cryptic European bat species respond to the urban landscape. A total of 124×1km2sites throughout Britain were surveyed. The landscape surrounding each site was mapped and classified into discrete biotope types (e.g., woodland). Generalized linear models were used to assess differences in the response to the urban environment between the two species, and which landscape factors were associated with the distributions ofP.pipistrellusandP.pygmaeus. The relative prevalence ofP.pygmaeuscompared toP.pipistrelluswas greater in urban landscapes with a higher density of rivers and lakes, whereasP.pipistrelluswas frequently detected in landscapes comprising a high proportion of green space (e.g., parklands). AlthoughP.pipistrellusis thought to be well adapted to the urban landscape, we found a strong negative response to urbanization at a relatively local scale (1km), whilstP.pygmaeuswas detected more regularly in wooded urban landscapes containing freshwater. These results show differential habitat use at a landscape scale of two morphologically similar species, indicating that cryptic species may respond differently to anthropogenic disturbance. Even species considered relatively common and well adapted to the urban landscape may respond negatively to the built environment highlighting the future challenges involved in maintaining biodiversity within an increasingly urbanized world.en_UK
dc.relationLintott P, Barlow K, Bunnefeld N, Briggs P, Gajas Roig C & Park K (2016) Differential responses of cryptic bat species to the urban landscape. Ecology and Evolution, 6 (7), pp. 2044-2052.
dc.rights© 2016 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_UK
dc.subjectcryptic speciesen_UK
dc.subjectland useen_UK
dc.subjectpopulation trendsen_UK
dc.subjecturban ecologyen_UK
dc.titleDifferential responses of cryptic bat species to the urban landscapeen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleEcology and Evolutionen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBat Conservation Trusten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBat Conservation Trusten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorLintott, Paul|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBarlow, Kate|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBunnefeld, Nils|0000-0002-1349-4463en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBriggs, Philip|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGajas Roig, Clara|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPark, Kirsty|0000-0001-6080-7197en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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