Resources

Bat Conservation Groups

Bat Conservation International (BCI)

Southeastern Bat Diversity Network (SBDN)

White-nose Syndrome.org

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Outreach Publications

Bats in Mississippi (Mississippi State University Extension Service).

Popular Articles & Newsletters

 

Miller, D.A. 2007. Bat blitzin’ in the south. Bats. Vol. 25:4, Winter 2007.

Richardson, D.R. 2007. Helping nature provide hollow trees for forest bats. Bats. Vol. 25: 4. Winter 2007.

Linehan, J.M., M.T. Mengak, and K.A. Foote. 2005. Mammal inventory surprises managers at Vicksburg National Military Park. NPS Natural Resource Year in Review – 2005. pp. 72.

Martin, C.O. 2005. Effects of military training noise on bat behavior. USACE Threatened and Endangered Species Research Update Newsletter, November 2005. pp. 3-4.

Martin, C.O., R.F. Lance, and C.H. Bucciantini. 2005. Collisions with aircraft and use of culverts under runways by bats at Naval Air Station Meridian, Meridian, Mississippi. Bat Research News, 46:51-54.

Miller, D.A. 2005. Weyerhaeuser goes batty. Weyerhaeuser Outdoors. Fall 2005.

Sabol, B.M. 2005. Censusing gray bats using digital image processing techniques. USACE Threatened and Endangered Species Research Update Newsletter, November 2005, Pp. 2-3.

Miller, D.A. 2005. Weyerhaeuser goes batty. Making Tracks, Weyerhaeuser Company MS/AL Timberlands. Fall 2004.

Martin, C.O. 2003. Bat happenings. The FAWN (newsletter of the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association). 21(3):16-17.

Miller, D.A. 2003. Tracking woodland bats: Weyehaeuser studies bats in commercial forests. Bats. Vol. 21:1, Spring 2003. 

Sherman, A.R. 2003. Myths and bats. Southern View Magazine 3(2):7.

Research Publications

Flemming, H.L., J.C. Jones, J.L. Belant, and D.M. Richardson. 2013. Multi-scale roost site selection by Rafinesque’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) and southeastern myotis (Myotis austroriparius) in Mississippi. The American Midland Naturalist. 169(1): 43-55.

Bayless, M. 2008. Management recommendations for Rafinesque’s big-eared bats on Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center. Final Report prepared by Bat Conservation International for Environmental Office, Camp Shelby, MS.

Linehan, J.M., M.T. Mengak, S.B. Castleberry, and D.A. Miller. 2008. Inventory of the mammalian species at Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University. 272: 1-15. 

Martin, C.O., R.F. Lance, and A.S. McCartney. 2008. The bat fauna of Naval Air Station Meridian, Meridian, Mississippi: Species occurrence, habitat use, and management recommendations. Final Report, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS.

McCartney, A.S. and W.M. McCartney. 2008. Bat surveys at Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge with emphasis on Rafinesque’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) and southeastern myotis (Myotis austroriparius). Final Report submitted to Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, Brooksville, MS.

McCartney, A.S. and W.M. McCartney. 2008. Bat surveys of Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge with an emphasis on Rafinesque’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) and southeastern myotis (Myotis austroriparius). Final Report submitted to Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge, Hollandale, MS.

Stevenson, C.L. 2008. Availability and seasonal use of diurnal roosts by Rafinesque’s big-eared bat and southeastern myotis in bottomland hardwoods of Mississippi. Masters Thesis, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Mississippi State University.  109 pp.

Trousdale, A.W., D.C. Beckett, and D.L. Hammond. 2008. Short-term roost fidelity of Rafinesque’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) varies with habitat. Journal of Mammalogy.  Vol. 89:2, pp. 477-484.

Linehan, J.M. 2007. The mammals of Vicksburg National Military Park. Masters Thesis, University of Georgia. pp. 121.

Martin, C.O. 2007. Assessment of the population status of the gray bat (Myotis grisescens): Status review, DoD initiatives, and results of multi-agency effort to survey wintering populations at major hibernacula, 2005-2007. Technical Note ERDC/EL TR-07-22, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS. 108 pp. 

Martin, C.O. 2007, Species profiles for bat species potentially occurring on Camp Shelby and Camp McCain, Mississippi. Contract report prepared for HQ, Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, MS, by the Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS. 65 pp.

Martin, C.O., R.F. Lance, A.A. Lee, and A.S. McCartney. 2007. A survey of the bat fauna and habitat management considerations for the Mississippi Army National Guard: Camp Shelby and Camp McCain. Contract report prepared for HQ, Mississippi Army national Guard, Jackson, MS, by the Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS. 68 pp. + appendices.

Martin, C.O., R.F. Lance, and S.S. McCartney. 2007. The bat fauna of Naval Air Station Meridian, Meridian, Mississippi: Species occurrence, habitat use, and management recommendations. Contract Report prepared for Environmental Department, U.S. Naval Air Station Meridian, MS by the Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS. 72 pp. + appendices.

McCartney, A.S. 2007. Bat surveys conducted at Hillside and Morgan’s Brake National Wildlife Refuges and the Natchez Trace Parkway in Attala and Leake Counties. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Mississippi Natural Heritage Program, Research Report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Natchez Trace Parkway, Jackson, MS.

McCartney, A.S. 2007. Distribution and abundance of Rafinesque’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) and southeastern myotis (Myotis austroriparius) in Mississippi. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Mississippi Natural heritage Program, Research Report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson, MS.

McCartney, A.S. and W.M. McCartney. 2007. Bat surveys at Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. Interim Report submitted to Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, Brooksville, MS.

Melton, E. and B.M. Sabol. 2007. A thermal IR processing technique for detecting and tracking objects in motion. Pages 501-508 in Proceedings, InfraMotion Conference 2007, Las Vegas, NV.

Wigley, T.B., D.A. Miller, and G.K. Yarrow. 2007. Planning for forest-roosting bats on forest industry lands in North America. Pages 293-318 in J.M. Lacki, J.P. Haynes, and A Kurta, editors. Bats in Forests: Conservation and Management. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland. 329 pp.

Sherman, A.R. and C.O. Martin. 2006. Rediscovery of the gray bat (Myotis grisescens) in northeastern Mississippi. The Southeastern Naturalist. 51(3): 418-420.

Elmore, L.W., D.A. Miller, and J.F. Vilella. 2005. Foraging area size and habitat use by red bats (Lasiurus borealis) in an intensively managed pine landscape in Mississippi. American Midland Naturalist. 153: 405-417.

Melton, R.E., B.M. Sabol, and A.R. Sherman. 2005. Poor man’s missile tracking technology: thermal IR detection and tracking of bats in flight. Proceedings, International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE)  5811:24-33.

Trousdale, A.W. and D.C. Beckett. 2005. Characteristics of tree roosts of Rafinesque’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) in southeastern Mississippi. The American Midland Naturalist. 154(2): 442-449.

Wigley, T.B., D.A. Miller, and G.K. Yarrow. 2005. Planning for forest-roosting bats on forest industry lands. In Proceedings of the Second Bats and Forest Symposium, Hot Springs, AR.

Elmore, L.W., D.A. Miller, and F.J. Vilella. 2004. Selection of diurnal roosts by red bats (Lasiurus borealis) in an intensively managed pine forest in Mississippi. Forest Ecology and Management. 199: 11-20. 

Martin, C.O., R.F. Lance, B.M. Sabol, D.K. Delaney, and L.L. Pater. 2004. An investigation of military training noise impacts on endangered bats. Paper B9-03 in B.C. Alleman and S.D. Downes, eds. Proceedings of the Conference on Sustainable Range Management, New Orleans, LA, 5-8 Jan 2004, Battelle Press, Columbia, OH.

Sherman, A.R. 2004. Corynorhinus rafinesquii and Myotis austroriparius artificial roost characteristics in southwestern Mississippi. M.S. Thesis, Jackson State University. 105 pp.

Trousdale, A.W. and D.C. Beckett. 2004. Seasonal use of bridges by Rafinesque’s bid-eared bats, Corynorhinus rafinesquii, in southern Mississippi. Southeastern Naturalist. 3(1): 103-112.

Welch, L.D. 2003. Movements, foraging areas, habitat selection, and roost site selection of red bats in an intensively managed pine forest in Mississippi. Masters Thesis, Mississippi State University. pp. 92. 

Miller, D.A. 2003. Species diversity, reproduction, and sex ratios of bats in managed pine forest landscapes of Mississippi. Southeastern Naturalist. 2(1): 59-72.

Miller, D.A., E.B. Arnett, and M.J. Lacki. 2003. Habitat management for forest-roosting bats of North America: a critical review of habitat studies. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31:30-44.

Trousdale, A.W. and D.C. Beckett. 2002. Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) recorded from mist-net and bridge surveys in southern Mississippi. Journals of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences. 47(4): 184-190.

Best, T.L. and K.G. Caesar. 2000. Distribution and abundance of bats in caves and mines of northeastern Mississippi. Fourth colloquium on conservation of mammals in the southeastern United States, eds. B.R. Chapman and J. Laerm. Occasional papers of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the North Carolina Biological Survey. 12: 45-49.