CONSERVING BATS THROUGH RESEARCH
The Bat Conservation Research Lab in the Milner Centre of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bath, conducts research in applied conservation biology, with a particular focus on bats. Research themes include global environmental change, the effect of urban and agricultural expansion on wildlife, human-wildlife conflict and testing approaches to mitigation. The lab specialises in a wide range of techniques, including radio-tracking, acoustic monitoring and spatial modelling, and has active research programmes both in the UK and Malawi (African Bat Conservation, www.africanbatconservation.org).
"The lack of understanding of bats limits our ability to conserve them and prevents our coexistence.
"Research is critical to understand the role of bats in the ecosystem, for the benefit of both bats and humans."
DR EMMA STONE, LAB LEAD