As of summer 2017, when you conduct an analysis in Ecobat you will receive a downloadable csv file containing the calculated percentiles for each record uploaded.
If you choose to conduct advanced analyses, you will also be able to generate a downloadable, pre-formatted report, containing textual and tabulated summary information, as well as graphical output, similar to the following:
Bat surveys were conducted at Hatherly for 18 nights between 04/05/2016 and 21/05/2016, using static bat detectors. The maximum of passes recorded in a single night was 105 passes, and 4 species were recorded.
The reference range dataset was stratified to include:
- Only records from within 30 days of the survey date.
- Only records from within 100km2 of the survey location.
- Records using any make of bat detector.
Example Graphical Output
Figure 1. Differences in bat activity between static detector locations. The centre line indicates the median activity level whereas the box represents the interquartile range (the spread of the middle 50% of nights of activity).
Figure 2. The activity level (percentile) of bats recorded across each night of the bat survey, split by species and location.
Figure 3. Nightly percentile level versus temperature at sunset.
As of Spring 2019, users of Ecobat can now upload their data in a format whereby each row of data corresponds to a singular detection and so contains information on the species, detector location, date and the time of each individual pass. If conducting this newer 'Within Night' analysis, you will receive a document containing the above 'Per Night' information, but with an array of further tables and graphs. These are explained within the document, but include graphical outputs of the numbers of calls per species at each detector, and the distribution of calls throughout the night. This is particularly useful for discerning whether or not detectors may be near to a roost.