• Dane Smith

NREL Explores Options for Long Term Monitoring of Migratory Tree-Roosting Bats

In Acoustic and Genetic Approaches for Informing Population Status and Trends of Migratory Tree Bats, a technical report published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, authors evaluate methods for effectively monitoring population status and trends of migratory tree-roosting bats in order to assess the impact of wind energy production. The report concludes that consistent, long-term data collection remains the best method for identifying population-level changes and recommend adopting protocols for the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat).


Hein, C., A. Hale, and B. Straw. 2021. Acoustic and Genetic Approaches for Informing Population Status and Trends of Migratory Tree Bats. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO. NREL/TP-5000-78563.

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