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Decision Support Tool Workshop

Ecobat will be exhibiting at Cambridge Conservation Forum's workshop for decision-making tools!

The workshop will be held from 9am-5pm on May 15th 2017 in the David Attenborough building at Cambridge University.

Attendance is free and more information about the event can be found here. To secure your place, please register for the workshop.

Full interactive site launches

We are pleased to announce that Ecobat is now fully interactive! This allows users to upload their data to the Ecobat database and perform analysis on their results. We are now launching the push for data to ensure that we can return robust outputs. Please explore the site to find out more about Ecobat and get in touch if you have any questions. 

Ecobat at the National Bat Conference

Ecobat are going to the Bat Conservation Trust’s National Bat Conference!!

Dr. Paul Lintott will be delivering a talk about Ecobat and the use of reference ranges in ecology at this year’s conference, which is from 2-4 September at the University of York. You can see Paul’s talk on Sunday 4th September.

Timings and location will be confirmed closer to the time by the BCT and more details can be found on the BCT’s website.

Do come along to the talk if you can!

Support for Ecobat

Ecobat are pleased to have received the support and backing of a number of prominent ecological organisations, including the Bat Conservation Trust, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage, and the Mammal Society!

Collaboration with NBN

We are pleased to announce that following successful discussions we are going to be working closely with the National Biodiversity Network’s Consultant Portal, more information can be found on the ‘data sharing’ tab.

Urban landscape paper published

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Our paper  on the”Differential responses of cryptic bat species to the urban landscape” has been accepted for publication by Ecology & Evolution. Working alongside the Bat Conservation Trust we used data from the National Bat Monitoring Programme, a long-running citizen science scheme, to assess how two of our commoner bat species (Pipistrellus pipistrellus & P. pygmaeus) respond to the urban landscape. The web-edition of the research can be found here.

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Ecobat at the British Ecological Society conference

In December 2015, we presented at the British Ecological Society (BES) Annual Meeting in Edinburgh with a talk entitled:

Providing reference ranges for bat activity to improve planning decisions; a tool for ecological consultants, planners, and local authorities

This led to several really interesting discussions and enquires from non-bat species specialists to see if a similar concept to Ecobat could be applied to other taxa – one for the future!