Program for
35th Annual North American Symposium on Bat Research
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
Sacramento, California
19 - 22 October 2005

Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center

4:00 - 9:00 p. m. Registration - Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 16th Floor Foyer

7:00 p. m.   Board of Directors Meeting (Directors only please) - Hammons Board Room (16th floor)

8:00 - 10:00 p. m. No-Host Reception (Everyone welcome!) - John Q. Ballroom (16th floor)

Poster Setup -- Hermosa/Balboa (1st Floor)

Thursday, October 20, 2005

7:30 - 11:00 a. m. Registration for Late Arrivals - Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 1st Floor Conference Center

7:30 a. m.  Contintental Breakfast -- 1st Floor Conference Center, Hermosa/Balboa Room

Note:  Continental Breakfast will be available in the Hermosa/Balboa Room beginning at 7:30 a. m. each morning.

         Vendor Exhibits -- Hermosa/Balboa (1st floor)

              Poster Setup -- Hermosa/Balboa (1st Floor)

California Room

8:00 a. m. Call to Order:  Winston Lancaster, Host

 Welcome:  Marion O'Leary, Dean, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, California State University Sacramento

Announcements: Margaret Griffiths, Program Director

Please remember to silence all cell phones and pagers during the sessions.  Thank you!

Thursday, October 20
Student Competition Platform Session
Betsy Dumont, Chair

8:15 a.m.  The Adaptive Function of Tiger Moth Clicks against Echolocating Bats: An Experimental and Synthetic Approach.
John M. Ratcliffe* and James H. Fullard, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON

8:30 a.m.  *Lipid Composition and Hibernation in Little Brown Bats, Myotis lucifugus in Québec, Canada.
Marie-Helene Pitre* and Don Thomas, Sherbrooke University, Québec
* Bat Conservational International Award-winning Paper

8:45 a.m.  Fasting in the Common Vampire Bat: An Evaluation of the Physiological Parameters Associated with their Metabolic Fragility.
Mariella B. Freitas*, Maria A. Garofalo, Isis C. Kettelhut, Renato H. Migliorini, Antonio C. Boschero, and Eliana C. Pinheiro, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, DF, Brazil; University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil; Campinas State University, Campinas, SP, Brazil

9:00 a.m.  The Influence of Temperature Fluctuations on Bats' Use of Foraging Areas.
Devin W. Arbuthnott*, University of Regina, Regina, SK

9:15 a.m.  Effect of Woodland Restoration on Bat Activity in a Metropolitan Landscape.
Debra A. Scott* and Stanley D. Gehrt, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

9:30 a.m.  *Alloparental Care and Perception of Infant Isolation Calls in Greater Spear-nosed Bats.
Kirsten M. Bohn*, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
* Lubee Bat Conservancy Award-winning Paper

9:45 a.m.  Patterns of Association in Forest-dwelling Female Big Brown Bats (Eptesicus fuscus).
Kristen A. Kolar*, University of Regina, Regina, SK

*Indicates author who will present paper.



10:00 - 10:30 Break  -- All breaks will be held in the Hermosa/Balboa Room, 1st Floor, Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza Conference Facilities.

Student Competition (cont.)
Frank Bonaccorso, Chair

10:30 a.m.  The Effect of Tourist Visits on Behavior of Rousettus madagascariensis in the Caves of Ankarana, Northern Madagascar.
Scott G. Cardiff*, Fanja H. Ratrimomanarivo, and Steven M. Goodman, Columbia University and American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY; WWF, Antananarivo and Université d’Antananarivo, Madagascar; Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL

10:45 a.m.  *Hidden Diversity in Hipposideridae.
Susan W. Murray*, Boston University, Boston, MA
* Karl F. Koopman Award-winning Paper

11:00 a.m.  Fission-Fusion Sociality in the Northern Long-eared Bat, Myotis septentrionalis.
Colin J. Garroway* and Hugh G. Broders, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS

11:15 a.m.  Habitat Use of the Mariana Flying Fox (Pteropus mariannus mariannus) on Guam (U.S.A.).
Dustin S. Janeke*, University of Guam, Mangilao, GU

11:30 a.m.  A Year in the Life of the Dusky House Flyer (Eptesicus fuscus).
Daniel J. Neubaum*, Thomas J. O'Shea, and Kenneth R. Wilson, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; U. S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins, CO

11:45 a.m.  *Molecular Ecology of Big Brown Bats (Eptesicus fuscus):  Hybrids or Not?
Melissa Andre Neubaum*, Marlis R. Douglas, Michael E. Douglas, and Thomas J. O'Shea, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins, CO
* Bat Research News Award-winning Paper

*Indicates author who will present paper.



12 - 2:00   Lunch  (on your own)

Student Competition (cont.)
Robert Barclay, Chair

2:00 p.m.  Foraging Site Selection of Mediterranean Bats in Olive Groves and Native Woodlands.
Christina M. Davy*, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

2:15 p.m.  What Gliding Mammals Can Tell Us about the Origin of Flapping Flight in Bats.
Kristin L. Bishop*, Brown University

2:30 p.m.  Vertical Stratification and Seasonal Patterns of Bats in a Neotropical Lowland Rainforest and the Influence of Mist Netting Biases.
Christa D. Weise* and Elisabeth K.V. Kalko, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; University of Ulm, Germany; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Panama

2:45 p.m.  Foraging Patterns and Roosting Sites for Female Big Free-tailed Bats (Nyctinomops macrotis) in Northern Arizona.
R. Jason M. Corbett*, Carol L. Chambers, Michael J. Herder, and Elaine F. Leslie, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip Field Office, St. George, UT; Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, AZ

3:00 p.m.  Bats (Eptesicus fuscus and Myotis lucifugus) as Potential Predators of Photinus Fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae):  Importance of Chemical Defenses and Luminescence.
Paul R. Moosman, Jr., Howard Thomas, Jonathan T. Paula*, and Adam Page, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA

3:15 p.m.  Landscape-level Habitat Modeling of Bat Communities in the New River Gorge, Gauley River, and Bluestone River National Park Areas in the Central Appalachians.
Michael R. Schirmacher*, Steven B. Castleberry, Karl V. Miller, and W. Mark Ford, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; USDA Forest Service, Parsons, WV

*Indicates author who will present paper.



3:30 - 4:00 p.m.  Break

POSTER SESSION
(Thursday afternoon, October 20)
Hermosa / Balboa (1st Floor)
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center

4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Poster Presentations  - Authors should be present to answer questions.  Cash bar will be available.  (please click here for schedule of posters)


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Friday, October 21, 2005


CONCURRENT SESSION 1
8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday
California Room

Student Papers (Not Judged) 
Steve Burnett, Chair

8:00 a. m.  Intraspecific Variation in the Echolocation Calls of Brazilian Free-tailed Bats, Tadarida  brasiliensis.
Erin H. Gillam* and Gary F. McCracken, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

8:15 a. m.  Use of Olfaction in Prey Location by the Common Vampire Bat (Desmodus  rotundus).
Joseph Wm. Bahlman* and Douglas A. Kelt, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA
 

8:30 a. m.  In-flight Vocalizations of the Chimney Swift, Chaetura pelagica:  More Like Bats than Birds?
Jenn Bouchard*, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
 
 
 

8:45 a. m.  Distress Calls in Neotropical Bats.
Juliet J. Nagel*, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
 
 
 
 

9:00 a. m.  Acoustic Survey in Arizona Sky Islands of the Madrean Archipelago.
Debbie C. Buecher* and Ronnie Sidner, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Ecological Consulting, Tucson, AZ

9:15 a. m.  Kinematics of Turning Maneuvering in the Lesser Short-nosed Fruit Bat (Cynopterus brachyotis).
Jose Iriarte-Diaz,* Sharon M. Swartz, and Kenneth S. Breuer, Brown University, Providence, RI

9:30 a. m.  Metabolism and Arousal Patterns in Hibernating Eastern Red Bats (Lasiurus borealis).
Miranda B. Dunbar* and Thomas E. Tomasi, University of Regina, Regina, SK; Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

9:45 a. m.  Ecological and Behavioral Energetics of Brazilian Free-tailed Bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) Using Infrared Thermography.
Jonathan D. Reichard*, Alexander J. Frank, and Thomas H. 
Kunz, Boston University, Boston, MA

 

CONCURRENT SESSION 1
8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday
Fresno/El Dorado/Diablo Room

Student Papers (Not Judged)
Paul Racey, Chair

8:00 a. m.  A Mechanism for Sex Recognition in the Big Brown Bat:  The Potential Use of Pheromones.
Cynthia N. Schmaeman* and Mary T. Mendonça, Auburn University, AL

8:15 a. m.  Lek Mating System of the Buffy Flower Bat, Erophylla sezekorni in Exuma, Bahamas. 
Kevin L. Murray* and Theodore H. Fleming, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

8:30 a. m.  Ecological and Evolutionary Implications of the Feeding Behavior of the Silky Short-tailed Bat, Carollia  brevicauda:  An Experimental Study.
Sharlene E. Santana M.* and Jesus Molinari, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA; Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela
 

8:45 a. m.  Whisper in My Pinna: Social Learning, Persistence, and Memory in the Frog-eating Bat, Trachops  cirrhosus.
Rachel A. Page* and Michael J. Ryan, University of Texas at Austin

9:00 a. m.  Winter Bat Activity in the Alberta Prairies.
Cori L. Lausen*, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
 
 

9:15 a. m.  Interspecific Variation in the Ecology of Tent-roosting Bats in Eastern Ecuador.
J. Benjamin Rinehart*, Boston University, Boston, MA
 
 

9:30 a.m.  Roost Switching and Association Patterns in the Foliage-roosting Bat (Myotis formosus) in Taiwan.
Ying-Yi Ho*, University of Western Ontario, ON
 
 

9:45 a.m.  Myotis septentrionalis:  A Katydid Predator.
Hannah ter Hofstede* and James Fullard, University of Toronto at Mississauga 
 

*Indicates author who will present paper.



10:00-10:30 a. m.   Break

CONCURRENT SESSION 2
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Friday
California

Student Papers (Not Judged) 
Armando Rodriguez-Duran, Chair

10:30 a. m.  A Comparison of Size at Birth and Postnatal Growth Rates in Cave and Bridge-roosting Brazilian Free-tailed Bats.
Louise Allen*, Eric P. Widmaier, and Thomas H. Kunz, Boston University, Boston, MA

10:45 a. m.  Winter Bat Activity and Roost-site Selection in Managed Forests in the Lower Coastal Plain of South Carolina.
Cris D. Hein*, Steven B. Castleberry, and Karl V. Miller, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

11:00 a. m.  Age-specific Consumption Ability in Little Brown Bats (Myotis lucifugus).
Erin Fraser*, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

11:15 a. m.  Ecology of Parasitism on Brazilian Free-tail Bats (Tadarida brasiliensis).
Amy S. Turmelle*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
 

11:30 a. m.  Factors Affecting the Spatio-temporal Activity Patterns of Eastern Pipistrelles (Pipistrellus subflavus) over a Large Spatial Scale in Southwest Nova Scotia and an Assessment of the Value of Monitoring this Species for Detecting Landscape Change.
Lesley J. Corning* and Hugh G. Broders, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS

11:45 a. m.  Ecological Correlates of Home Range Size Variation in the Tent-making Bat, Artibeus watsoni.
Gloriana Chaverri*, Oscar E. Quirós, and Thomas H. Kunz, Boston University, Boston, MA; Instituto de Estudios Tropicales, Golfito, Costa Rica
 

CONCURRENT SESSION 2
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Friday
Fresno/El Dorado/Diablo

Student Papers (Not Judged)
Tim Strickler, Chair

10:30 a. m.  Variation in Populational Size and Composition of a Summer Colony of Endangered Gray Bats (Myotisgrisescens).
Petra Redinger* and Troy L. Best, Auburn University, AL 

10:45 a. m.  Genetic Evidence for Population Structure in the Little Brown Bat, Myotis lucifugus.
Beth L. Clare*, University of Western Ontario, ON

11:00 a. m.  A Genetic Analysis of the Colony Structure of Fission-Fusion Tree-roosting Maternity Colonies of Big Brown Bats (Eptesicus fuscus).
Jackie D. Metheny* and Matina C. Kalcounis-Rüppell, North Carolina University-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

11:15 a. m.  The Distribution of the Forest Dependent Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis), Relative to Forest Patch Size, Composition and Context.
Lynne E. Henderson*, Hugh G. Broders, Bridget R. Tutty, and Lesley J. Corning, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS

11:30 a. m.  The Effect of Water Quality on a Nocturnal Food Web in the Cape Fear River Basin. 
Victoria Payne, Melissa Vindigni*, and Matina Kalcounis-Rüppell, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

11:45 a. m.  First Unified Model of Phylogeography and Analysis of Genetic Isolines of Uroderma bilobatum.
Hugo Mantilla-Meluk* and Robert J. Baker, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

 

*Indicates author who will present paper.



12:00 Noon -2:00 p. m.   Lunch

CONCURRENT SESSION 3
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday
California

Student Papers (Not Judged)
Lynn Robbins, Chair

2:00 p. m.  Burned Streams Produce More Aquatic Insects and Consequently Higher Foraging Activity by Bats.
Jason Beck*, Rachel Wilkinson, and Colden Baxter, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

2:15 p. m.  Ground Roosting Ecology of the Western Long-Eared Myotis (Myotis evotis) in Southern Alberta.
Jeffery C. Gruver*, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

2:30 p. m.  The Ecomorphology and Biogeography of Carollia (Phyllostomidae).
Heather A. York* and Monica Papes, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2:45 p. m.  Seasonal Monitoring of Brazilian Free-tailed Bats at Carlsbad Caverns National Park Using Advanced Infrared Thermal Imaging.
Nickolay Hristov*, Margrit Betke, and Thomas H. Kunz, Boston University, Boston, MA

3:00 p. m.  Bats and Angel Rings: Quantifying Flight Behavior and Population Dynamics with NEXRAD Doppler RADAR Images. 
Jason W. Horn* and Thomas H. Kunz, Boston University, Boston, MA

CONCURRENT SESSION 3
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday
Fresno/El Dorado/Diablo

Student Papers (Not Judged)
Michael Bogan, Chair

2:00 p. m.  Combining Phylogenetic and Coalescent Approaches to Resolve the Recent Evolutionary History of North American Long-eared Myotis Species (Vespertilionidae).
Tanya A. Dewey*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2:15 p. m.  Signal Variation with Climate:  Bat Echolocation along Gradients of Sound Absorption.
Emilee Snell-Rood*, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2:30 p. m.  Morphology and Systematics of Rhinolophus from Lore Lindu National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Lorelei E. Patrick* and Luis A. Ruedas, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2:45 p. m.  Distinguishing Megachiropteran Species Using Morphological Characteristics in Kasanka National Park, Zambia.
Heidi V. Richter* and Graeme S. Cumming, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

3:00 p.m.  A Phylogeny of Megabats Based on Three Nuclear Genes.
Francisca C. Almeida*, Norberto Giannini, Rob DeSalle, and Nancy Simmons, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
 

*Indicates author who will present paper.



3:15 p. m. - 3:45 p. m.   Break

CONCURRENT SESSION 4
3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday
California

Session on Ecology I
Al Kurta, Chair

3:45 p. m.  Variation in the Stable Isotope Values of Indiana (Myotis sodalis) and Little Brown Bats (M. lucifugus): Implications for Examination of Migratory Pathways.
Eric R. Britzke*, Susan C. Loeb, and Christopher Romanek, Britzke and Associates, Forrest City, AR; U.S. Forest Service, Clemson, SC; Savannah River Ecology Lab, Aiken, SC 

4:00 p. m.  The Use of Fecal DNA to Verify and Quantify the Consumption of Agricultural Pests.
Gary F. McCracken*, Veronica A. Brown, Melanie Eldridge, and John K. Westbrook,  University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; U.S. Department of Agriculture, College Station, TX

4:15 p. m.  Ecological and Life History Correlates of Ectoparasite Species Richness in Bats.
Maarten J. Vonhof* and Kate E. Jones, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London, UK

4:30 p. m.  The Relative Contributions of Environmental and Contagious Spatial Structure in Determining Species Composition of Paraguayan Bat Assemblages.
Richard D. Stevens*, Celia López-González, and Steven J. Presley, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Durango, Mexico; Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

4:45 p. m.  Development of an Automated Bat Counter for Large  Emergences Using Digital Thermal Infrared Videography.
Bruce M. Sabol*, Robert R. Currie, and R. Eddie Melton, U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ashville, NC
 

CONCURRENT SESSION 4
3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday
Fresno/El Dorado/Diablo

Session on Systematics
Tom Griffiths, Chair

3:45 p. m.  Higher-level Megabat Phylogeny: Results from Combined Analyses of an Expanded Morphological Dataset with New and Old Mitochondrial and Nuclear Sequences.
Norberto P. Giannini*, Francisca C. Almeida, Nancy B. Simmons, and Rob DeSalle, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

4:00 p. m.  Phylogeny and Evolution of African Megabats.
Nancy B. Simmons*, Norberto P. Giannini, Francisca Cunha Almeida, Natalee Stephens, and Rob DeSalle, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

Session on Physiology

4:15 p. m.  Cancelled

4:30 p. m.  Unique Characteristics of Aerodynamics of Bat Flight: Evidence from Direct Visualization of Patterns of Airflow in the Wakes of Naturally Flying Bats.
Sharon Swartz*, Ricardo Galvao, Jose Iriarte-Diaz, Emily Israeli, Kevin Middleton, Rachel Roemer, Allyce Sullivan, Xiaodong Tian, and Kenneth Breuer, Brown University, Providence, RI

4:45 p.m.  Thermal Energetics of Female Big Brown Bats.
R. Mark Brigham*, Craig K.R. Willis, Jeffrey E. Lane, and David L. Swanson, University of Regina, Regina, SK; University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia; University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB; University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
 

*Indicates author who will present paper.


POSTER RUMP SESSION (optional)
Hermosa / Balboa (1st Floor)
Friday, October 21, 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Poster Rump Session (optional):  Last chance to ask poster authors questions about poster presentations.  Poster authors, please be present to answer any questions before taking down posters at 5:30 p.m., Friday, October 21st.  Thank you!



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Friday Evening, October 21, 2005
Special Evening Session (optional)

Innovative Techniques in Teaching
River View Room, 16th Floor, Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
8:00 - 10:00 p. m.

M. Brock Fenton and Karen Campbell, Conveners
(for more information, please contact Karen and/or Brock)

8:00 p.m. Emulating real scientific writing for biology undergraduates: second drafts of term papers.
R. Mark Brigham; University of Regina, Regina, SK

8:15 p.m. University/Zoo Cooperative Studies in Chiropteran Behavior Designed for Undergraduates
Becky A. Houck, University of Portland, Portland, OR

8:30 p.m. Using a stroboscope to visually represent echolocation
An, Y. and M.B. Fenton, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5B7 Canada

8:45 p.m. Rich Digital Data to Enhance Undergraduate Inquiry
Roger Espinosa, T. Dewey, G.S. Hammond III, T. Jones and P. Myers, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

9:00 p.m. Using Live Bats to Educate: Pros and Cons
Rob Mies, Organization for Bat Conservation at Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills, MI


Saturday, October 22, 2005

CONCURRENT SESSION 5
8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday
California

Session on Behavior
John Hermanson, Chair

8:00 a. m.  Non-flight Use of Wings by Bats.
Thomas H. Kunz* and Mariana Munoz-Romo, Boston University, Boston, MA
 

8:15 a. m.  Feeding Behavior, Bite Force and Ecology of the Wrinkle-Faced Bat, Centurio senex.
Elizabeth Dumont*, Anthony Herrel, and Rodrigo Medellín, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium; Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, México D.F., México
 

8:30 a. m.  Differences in Swimming Styles in Bats.
Dave S. Johnston* and Daniel K. Riskin, H.T. Harvey & Associates, San Jose, CA; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Session on Ecology II

8:45 a. m.  Foraging Behavior of Egyptian Fruit Bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus) in Cape Town: How Important are Figs?
Robert M. R. Barclay* and David S. Jacobs, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB; University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

9:00 a. m.  Interspecific Variation in Moth Predation of a Tropical Bat Fauna.
Chris R. Pavey*, Chris J. Burwell, and Damian J. Milne,  Parks and Wildlife Service, Northern Territory, Australia;  Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia

9:15 a. m.  Movements and Home Range of the Hawaiian Hoary Bat.
Frank Bonaccorso* and Christopher Todd, U.S. Geological Survey, Hawaii National Park, HI

9:30 a. m.  Foraging Movements and Day Roost Selection of Female Epauletted Fruit Bats in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Christopher Todd*, Frank Bonaccorso, John Winkelmann, Brian Musetti, and Jay Miller, U.S. Geological Survey, Hawaii National Park, HI; Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

9:45 a. m.  Revisiting the Constraints of Over-wintering by Nectar-feeding Bats in Arizona.
Ronnie Sidner*, Ecological Consulting and University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
 

CONCURRENT SESSION 5
8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday
Fresno/El Dorado/Diablo

Session on Conservation I
Dan Taylor, Chair

8:00 a. m.  Optimal Parameters to Attract Bats in California's Central Valley.
Rachael Long*, Mark Kiser, and Selena Kiser, UC Cooperative Extension Farm, Yolo County, CA; Bat Conservation International, Austin, TX

8:15 a. m.  Bat House Success and Use at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona.
Karen Krebbs* and Janet Tyburec, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ; Bat Conservation International, Austin, TX

8:30 a. m.  Kootenay Community Bat Project: A Community Approach to Bat Inventory and Conservation.
Juliet A. Craig* and Mike Sarell, Silverwing Ecological Consulting, Nelson, BC; Ophiuchus Consulting, Oliver, BC

8:45 a. m.  Pre- and Post-Construction Surveys for Predicting Bat Fatality at Wind Farms.
Edward B. Arnett* and John P. Hayes, Bat Conservation International, Austin, TX; Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

9:00 a. m.  Do Wind Turbines Generate Ultrasound that May Attract Bats?
Joseph M. Szewczak* and Ed Arnett, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA; Bat Conservation International, Austin, TX

9:15 a. m.  Bat Mortality and Wind Power: Is the Mountaineer Site in West Virginia Unique?
Shahroukh Mistry* and Colleen A. Hatfield, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA; California State University, Chico, CA

9:30 a. m.  Rediscovery of the Flat-headed Myotis, Myotisplaniceps, and Preliminary Observations on its Natural History.
Joaquín Arroyo-Cabrales, Elisabeth K. V. Kalko, Richard K. LaVal, Leonardo López, Jesús E. Maldonado, Rodrigo A. Medellín*, Oscar J. Polaco, and Bernal Rodríguez-Herrera, Program for the Conservation of Mexican Bats, Mexico

9:45 a. m.  Another Western Indian Ocean Bat Close to Extinction: Is Coleura seychellensis Still the Rarest Bat in the World?
Laura Bambini, Andrew Blyth, Tim Bradford, Rachel Bristol, Sarah Burthe, Louise Craig, Nick Downs, Sinclair Laing, Lorraine Marshall-Ball, Denise McGowan, Terence Vel, and Paul Racey*, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK; University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Wirral, UK; University of St. Andrews, Fife, UK; Cresswell Associates Ltd., Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK; Nature Seychelles, Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles
 

*Indicates author who will present paper.



10:00-10:30 a. m.   Break

CONCURRENT SESSION 6
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday
California

Session on Evolution
Winston Lancaster, Chair

10:30 a. m.  The Historical Biogeography of Dobsonia (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in Australasia.
Deanna G. P. Byrnes*, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

10:45 a. m.  Genetic Differentiation within West Indian Erophylla with Comparisons with Phyllonycteris and Brachyphylla (Phyllostomidae).
Theodore H. Fleming*, Kevin L. Murray, and Patricia Esquivel, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

11:00 a. m. General Business Meeting
Betsy Dumont, Chair, Board of Directors; Margaret Griffiths, Program Director; Tom Griffiths, Associate Program Director
 

CONCURRENT SESSION 6
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday
Fresno/El Dorado/Diablo

Session on Conservation II
Joe Szewczak, Chair

10:30 a. m.  A Coprogenetic Method for Ex-situ, Non-invasive Species Identification from Mixed-species Samples Using Microarray Technology:  An Overview of the Technology and its Practical Application.
Jan M Zinck* and Maarten Vonhof, Portland State University, Portland, OR; Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

10:45 a. m.  An Opportunity to Implement a North America-wide Sampling Frame for Collecting Bat Data.
Patricia C. Ormsbee*, U.S. Forest Service, Willamette National Forest, Eugene, OR

11:00 a. m. General Business Meeting in Ballroom A
 

*Indicates author who will present paper.



12:00 Noon -2:00 p. m.  Lunch

CONCURRENT SESSION 7
2:00 p. m. to 3:45 p. m. Saturday
California

Session on Anatomy
Mark Brigham, Chair

2:00 p. m.  Anatomical Specializations of the New Zealand Short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata) for Quadrupedalism, and a Unique Method for Increasing the Rate of Bat Captures.
William A. Schutt, Jr.*, Daniel K. Riskin, John W. Hermanson, and Stuart Parsons, C.W. Post College of Long Island University, Brookville, NY; American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

2:15 p. m.  Terrestrial Locomotion of New Zealand's Short-tailed Bat (Mystacina tuberculata), with Comparisons to the Common Vampire Bat (Desmodus rotundus).
Daniel K. Riskin*, Stuart Parsons, William A. Schutt, Jr., and John W. Hermanson, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand; Long Island University, Brookville, NY

Session on Echolocation

2:30 p. m.  Does the Repertoire of Ultrasound Social Calls Made by  Rhinolophus ferrumequinum Form the Basis of a Language?
Margaret M. Andrews* and Peter T. Andrews, Liverpool John Moores University, UK; Liverpool University, UK
 

2:45 p. m.  The Development of Long-duration Acoustic Bat Detectors for Southeast Alaska.
Matt Heavner* and Elizabeth Mallott, University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK; Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
 

3:00 p. m.  Diversity of Echolocation and Foraging Behavior of Mormoopid Bats in an Evolutionary Context.
Antonio Guillén*, Instituto de Ecología A.C., Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
 

3:15 p. m.  Understanding the Echolocation Calls of Bats: Location, Location, Location.
M. Brock Fenton* and Frank Bonaccorso, University of Western Ontario, London, ON; U.S. Geological Survey, Hilo, HI

3:30 p.m.  Closing
Betsy Dumont, Margaret Griffiths, Tom Griffiths,
Winston Lancaster, Mary Kay Clark (Local Host, 2006)
 

CONCURRENT SESSION 7
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Fresno/El Dorado/Diablo

Session on Natural History
Maarten Vonhof, Chair

2:00 p. m.   Recordings of Spotted Bats (Euderma maculatum) Flying up Canyons to a Feeding Area.
William Mitchell Masters* and David Vleck, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2:15 p. m.  Diet of Two Endemic Nectar-feeding Phyllostomids in Puerto Rico.
J. Angelo Soto-Centeno*, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA

2:30 p. m.  Preliminary Report of the Roosting Habits of the Eastern Small-footed Bat, Myotis leibii, in New Hampshire.
Jacques Pierre Veilleux*, Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH

2:45 p. m.  Roosts and Movements of Bats of the Genus Leptonycteris in New Mexico.
Michael A. Bogan*, Christa D. Weise, Angela England, Paul M. Cryan, and Rick Sherwin, U.S. Geological Survey, Albuquerque, NM; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins, CO; Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

Session on Zoogeography

3:00 p. m.  Continental Biodiversity in Phyllostomid Bats Originating from the Antillean Islands.
Robert Baker*, Olaf Bininda-Emonds, Hugh Genoways, Carl Phillips, Kate Jones, Steve Hoofer, and John Bickham, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; Technical University of Munich, Germany; University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Columbia University, New York, NY; Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

3:15 p. m.  Summer Distribution of Indiana Bats in New York.
Al Hicks*, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY

3:30 p.m.  Closing  --  California
 

*Indicates author who will present paper.



6:30 p. m.   Banquet --  California Room, Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza Hotel  (Banquet ticket required for admission to California Room until dinner is finished.)

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