Monitoring Bat Biodiversity: Indicators of Sustainable Development in Eastern Europe
Dr Kate Jones
IoZ - Institute of Zoology
Host Country Institutions:
Romanian Bat Protection Association, Bat Research and Protection Group, Green Balkans
Europe & Central Asia
To generate long-term population data on biodiversity indicators to assess the impact of global change by developing bat biodiversity monitoring programmes for two countries in Eastern Europe.
Establishment of statistically defensible long-term monitoring protocols for Romania and Bulgaria
Network of host country personnel trained in monitoring techniques, equipment and analysis.
Ongoing online international spatial and temporal database on bat species abundances and distributions alongside road networks.
Knowledge on how road design and the change in human development and climate impacts bat biodiversity.
Related Projects: Monitoring biodiversity indicators through volunteer networks across Eurasia
, Bats of the Steppe: monitoring bat biodiversity in Mongolia