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    Scale dependence of bat habitat selection is poorly known with few studies evaluating relationships among landscape metrics such as class versus landscape, or metrics that measure composition or configuration. This knowledge can inform conservation approaches to mitigate habitat loss and fragmentation.

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    Chambers, Carol L.; Cushman, Samuel A.; Medina-Fitoria, Arnulfo; Martinez-Fonseca, Jose; Chavez-Velasquez, Marlon. 2016. Influences of scale on bat habitat relationships in a forested landscape in Nicaragua. Landscape Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s10980-016-0343-4.


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    scale-dependent habitat selection, landscape metrics, landscape composition, landscape configuration, Chiroptera, forest fragmentation, FRAGSTATS, multi-scale habitat modeling

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