Bats of the University of Dayton
A total of 14 bat species have been found in the great state of Ohio. These species differ greatly, however, in their preferred diet and habitat. The University of Dayton’s campus represents a highly-developed area consisting of various large buildings, a suburban neighborhood, and some highly managed green spaces. Old River Park consists of riparian, grassy, and forest habitat. Both locations contain habitats often exploited by bats during daytime hours. These include, but are not limited to, trees, alive and dead, small openings in structures, and bridges. The range of these habitats offers an opportunity to assess differences in bat communities based on habitat preference. Using an Echometer Touch 2 Pro and an iPhone, the presence of the 14 bat species of Ohio was assessed on the main campus of the University of Dayton, as well as UD’s Environmental Research Area at Old River Park.
Ryan W. McEwan
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium project
"Bats of the University of Dayton" (2019). Stander Symposium Projects. 1486.