Effects of Urbanization on Bat Habitat Use in the Phoenix Metropolitan Region, Arizona, USA: A Multi-Scale Landscape Analysis
|Abstract||Context – Urbanization can have negative effects on bat habitat use through the loss and isolation of habitat even for volant bats. Yet, how bats respond to the changing landscape composition and configuration of urban environments remains poorly understood.
Objective – This study examines the relationship between bat habitat use and landscape pattern across multiple scales in the Phoenix metropolitan region. My research explores how landscape composition and configuration affects bat activity, foraging activity, and species richness (response variables), and the distinct habitats that they use.
Methods – I used a multi-scale landscape approach and acoustic monitoring data to create predictive models that identified the key predictor v... (more)
|Contributor||Bazelman, Tracy Carol (Author) / Wu, Jianguo (Advisor) / Chambers, Carol L. (Advisor) / Smith, Andrew T. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)|
|Subject||Ecology / Conservation biology / Land use planning / Arid climate / Bats / FRAGSTATS / Information-theoretic approach / Multi-scale / Urban landscape|
|Reuse Permissions||All Rights Reserved|
|Note||Masters Thesis Biology 2016|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|