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Effect of vegetation density on the use of trails by bats in a secondary tropical rain forest

  • Tamir Caras (a1) (a2) and Carmi Korine (a2) (a3)

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Natural forests are composed of a heterogeneous mixture of plant architectures that change temporally and spatially. In addition, variation in ridges, tree falls, natural clearing, logs and animal or man-made paths results in a topographic complexity which is likely to have a profound effect on the movements of animals within the forest.

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1Corresponding author. Email: ckorine@bgu.ac.il

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Effect of vegetation density on the use of trails by bats in a secondary tropical rain forest

  • Tamir Caras (a1) (a2) and Carmi Korine (a2) (a3)

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