Bats use live fences to move between tropical dry forest remnants

  • Jose G. Martinez-Fonseca (Contributor)
  • Marlon Chávez-Velásquez (Contributor)
  • Kimberly Williams-Guillen (Contributor)
  • Carol Chambers (Contributor)



Linear features can benefit wildlife by assisting animal movement. We captured bats along barbed-wire and live-tree fences connecting Tropical Dry Forest patches in Nicaragua. Bat species richness and captures were higher along live fences but we noted differences in sex ratios, richness, and species composition compared to surrounding natural forests.,Supporting information: Spanish language abstract Figure S1. Study area with sites sampled for bat use of live and standard fences (Fencerow sites), May-Aug 2015, Rivas, Nicaragua. Figure S2. Example of a site (Site 24) sampled for bat use of live (solid line, 400 m) and standard (dotted line, 420 m) fences, May-Aug 2015, Rivas, Nicaragua.,
Date made availableJan 1 2019

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