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This project aims to develop and trial a national citizen science field survey scheme and species distribution modelling framework for UK woodland bats.
©Hugh Clark, Bat Conservation Trust
We are working with the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) to:
We developed an easily-implemented framework for multi-level, multi-scale habitat suitability modelling, which we used to predict the distribution of woodland bat species across Britain. The improved accuracy and ecological inference provided by our approach is demonstrated using the lesser horseshoe bat in an open access paper: https://rdcu.be/b3lv0 The resulting predictive maps and associated R code are available via an online repository: bit.ly/2R3tKgG.
End of project report to Scottish Forestry Trust: https://www.scottishforestrytrust.org.uk/projects/putting-uk-bats-on-the-map-2017-2019
Bellamy, C., Boughey, K., Hawkins, C. et al. A sequential multi-level framework to improve habitat suitability modelling. Landscape Ecol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-020-00987-w
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