research data . Dataset . 2017

Supplementary material from "Age of enlightenment: long-term effects of outdoor aesthetic lights on bats in churches"

Rydell, Jens; Eklöf, Johan; Navarro, Sonia Sanchez;
  • Published: 03 Aug 2017
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
We surveyed 110 country churches in south-western Sweden for presence of brown long-eared bats <i>Plecotus auritus</i> in summer 2016 by visual inspection and/or evening emergence counts. Each church was also classified according to the presence and amount of aesthetic directional lights (flood-lights) aimed on its walls and tower from the outside. Sixty-one of the churches had previously been surveyed by one of us (J.R.) between 1980 and 1990, before lights were installed on Swedish churches, using the same methods. Churches with bat colonies had decreased significantly in frequency from 61% in 1980s to 38% by 2016. All abandoned churches had been fitted with f...
Subjects
free text keywords: Environmental Science, Ecology, FOS: Biological sciences, 60801 Animal Behaviour
Communities
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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Dataset . 2017
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Dataset . 2017
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Abstract
We surveyed 110 country churches in south-western Sweden for presence of brown long-eared bats <i>Plecotus auritus</i> in summer 2016 by visual inspection and/or evening emergence counts. Each church was also classified according to the presence and amount of aesthetic directional lights (flood-lights) aimed on its walls and tower from the outside. Sixty-one of the churches had previously been surveyed by one of us (J.R.) between 1980 and 1990, before lights were installed on Swedish churches, using the same methods. Churches with bat colonies had decreased significantly in frequency from 61% in 1980s to 38% by 2016. All abandoned churches had been fitted with f...
Subjects
free text keywords: Environmental Science, Ecology, FOS: Biological sciences, 60801 Animal Behaviour
Communities
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
Download fromView all 2 versions
figshare
Dataset . 2017
Provider: Datacite
figshare
Dataset . 2017
Provider: Datacite
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