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dc.contributor.authorBarros, P.pt_PT
dc.contributor.authorFaria, S.pt_PT
dc.contributor.authorPereira, M.pt_PT
dc.contributor.authorSantos, J. A.pt_PT
dc.contributor.authorCabral, J. A.pt_PT
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-20T16:30:16Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-20T16:30:16Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.issn0394-1914-
dc.identifier.uridoi:10.4404/hystrix–00361-2020-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10348/10902-
dc.description.abstractAll mammalian hibernators arouse periodically throughout the winter and weather change conditions is one of the major drivers affecting their behaviour, phenology and distribution patterns worldwide, with potentially severe implications for biodiversity conservation. Although the relationships between bat distribution and prevailing environmental conditions are relatively well-known, the behaviour adaptation responses to scenarios of weather change conditions are still largely unknown. Temperate insectivorous bats show different ecological requirements for winter activity and bouts frequency depending on the species and weather prevailing condition. The European free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis) is a non-strictly hibernating bat species, characterized by short periods of torpor in contrast with other species from the Vespertilionidae and Rhinolophidae families, which are strictly hibernating bat species. This study was carried out in a Mediterranean region providing unique information on daily winter bat activity patterns with relevance for the understanding how instantaneous and cumulative weather conditions influenced non-strictly and strictly hibernating bat species winter activity patterns to anticipate ecological consequences under future climate change scenarios. Our results clearly demonstrate that instantaneous and cumulative weather conditions induce different behavioural responses on non-strictly and strictly hibernating bat species concerning winter activity, highlighting the importance of cumulative weather conditions for strictly hibernating bat species. Therefore, the understanding of the role of behavioural plasticity among bat communities to cope with changing weather conditions is critical, particularly for the activity patterns of the strictly hibernating bat species during hibernation. This is fundamental to anticipate the potential ecological consequences and the main challenges and priorities for bat conservation.pt_PT
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.relation.ispartofCITAB - Centro de Investigação e de Tecnologias Agro-Ambientais e Biológicaspt_PT
dc.rightsopenAccesspt_PT
dc.subjectbat winter activitypt_PT
dc.subjectweather conditionspt_PT
dc.titleHow winter prevailing weather conditions influence the bat activity patterns?pt_PT
dc.typearticlept_PT
degois.publication.issue1pt_PT
degois.publication.titleHystrixpt_PT
degois.publication.volume32pt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
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