Factors affecting the activity patterns of Myotis tricolor (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Jacobs, David S en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Jordaan, Stacey en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-02T09:25:59Z
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dc.date.issued 2011 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Jordaan, S. 2011. Factors affecting the activity patterns of Myotis tricolor (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11044
dc.description.abstract Foraging behaviour is an important component of an animal’s ecology. Increases in energetic costs associated with reproduction, should have marked effects on foraging behaviour, but may be compounded by the effects of environmental factors. I investigated the activity patterns of female M. tricolor over the reproductive period using radio telemetry. Six female bats were radio-tagged during each reproductive period: early pregnancy, late pregnancy and lactation. Times at which bats entered and exited the cave were recorded, as was the temperature, moon-phase, cloud cover, wind speed, rainfall and insect abundance. These data were used to calculate emergence time, number of foraging bouts and foraging duration for each reproductive period, which were then correlated with the environmental variables. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Zoology en_ZA
dc.title Factors affecting the activity patterns of Myotis tricolor (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Jordaan, S. (2011). <i>Factors affecting the activity patterns of Myotis tricolor (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11044 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Jordaan, Stacey. <i>"Factors affecting the activity patterns of Myotis tricolor (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11044 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Jordaan S. Factors affecting the activity patterns of Myotis tricolor (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 2011 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11044 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Jordaan, Stacey AB - Foraging behaviour is an important component of an animal’s ecology. Increases in energetic costs associated with reproduction, should have marked effects on foraging behaviour, but may be compounded by the effects of environmental factors. I investigated the activity patterns of female M. tricolor over the reproductive period using radio telemetry. Six female bats were radio-tagged during each reproductive period: early pregnancy, late pregnancy and lactation. Times at which bats entered and exited the cave were recorded, as was the temperature, moon-phase, cloud cover, wind speed, rainfall and insect abundance. These data were used to calculate emergence time, number of foraging bouts and foraging duration for each reproductive period, which were then correlated with the environmental variables. DA - 2011 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2011 T1 - Factors affecting the activity patterns of Myotis tricolor (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) TI - Factors affecting the activity patterns of Myotis tricolor (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11044 ER - en_ZA


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