Texas culvert study utilizes NABat sample design
Updated: Mar 11
A recent Texas study, published in the Journal of Mammalogy, used the NABat generalized random-tessellation stratified (GRTS) survey design to identify environmental and structural factors that drive the use of culverts by hibernating tri-colored bats (Perimyotis subflavus). The tri-colored bat is considered threatened throughout much of its range and is currently under consideration for listing under the Endangered Species Act. Read the full article here.
Meierhofer, M.B., S.J. Leivers, R.R. Fern, L.K. Wolf, J.H. Young Jr., B.L. Pierce, J.W. Evans, and M.L. Morrison. 2019. Structural and environmental predictors of presence and abundance of tri-colored bats in Texas culverts. Journal of Mammalogy. 100 (4): 1274–1281.