About This Project
The impact of humane roost exclusion on the roosting ecology and home range size of the white bellied free tailed bat
Humane roost exclusions (HRE) are carried out in bat roosts with high levels of human-bat conflict. During HRE one-way devices are fitted so bats can exit but not re-enter the roost. Although more humane than other practices, the impact of HRE on bat colonies is unknown.
Working in collaboration with African Bat Conservation (ABC), we will investigate the impact of HRE on bat roosting and foraging behaviour. Results will inform bat conservation and management strategies.