A Magnificent Frigate chick and "thrown-up" squid in Grahams Harbor, San Salvador, Bahamas. See other beautiful phenomena from the Bahamas.
-how many species
-discuss the most unique species (fisherman bat, vampire bat, Jamaican fruit bat)
II. Why so Diverse
-Completion breeds specialization, which breeds diversity.
–Introduce limiting factor hypothesis
–In Neotorpics food resources limiting factor.
III. Resource partioning
-Different trophic strategies.
-Different foraging strategies.
-How these adaptions lead to greater diversity.
IV. Bats in ecology
V. Bats and culture
-Contemproary veiw of bats.
–Problem of the vampire bat.
-bats in mythology and folklore
-how can the bats be conserved
-what is already being done
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"Conserving Costa Rica's Bats." Vesatours.Com. 2002. Vesatours. 27 Mar. 2006 .
"Fisherman Bat, Bulldog Bat - NOCTILIO LEPORINUS." Americazoo.Com. America Zoo. 27 Mar. 2006 .
Kricher, John. A Neotropical Companion. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1997. 98-102.
Laval, Richard K., and Bernal Rodriguez-Herrera. "Conserving Costa Rica's Bats." Bat Conservation International (2003). 27 Mar. 2006 .
"MAMMALS." Centralamerica.Com. 2005. Moon Handbooks. 26 Mar. 2006 .
Patterson, Bruce D., Michael R. Willig, and Richard D. Stevens. "Trophic Strategies, Niche Partitioning, and Patterns of Ecological Organization." Bat Ecology. Ed. Thomas H. Kunz and M. B. Fenton. Chicago: University of Chicago P, 2003. 536-579.
"TROPICAL RAINFORESTS: the Canopy." Mongabay.Com. 2005. Rhett Butler. 27 Mar. 2006 .
Turner, Dennis C. The Vampire Bat. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins P, 1975.
Tuttle, Merlin D. "Can Rain Forests Survive Without Bats?" Bat Conservation International (1983). 27 Mar. 2006 .
"Vampire Bat (Desmodus Rotundus)." Infocostarica.Com. 2005. infocostrica. 27 Mar. 2006 .
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