Bats

This topic submitted by Laura Flores ( floreslj@miamioh.edu) at 11:36 AM on 3/6/07.

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I don't have a specific title yet, but; It will come.

My discussion topic is bats. I plan on discussing the evolutionary history, bats of today, bats of Costa Rica, bats and rabies, conservation, and then concluding with a review of what was discussed in each section.

I feel that bats are important to study because of the diversity among them. They are also responsible for the sonar systems of today, as well as important players in pollination of some plants and they play an important role in pest control.

I don't have my references together yet....but my outline is as follows.

Introduction:

*What will be discussed in the paper

Section #1:

*Evolutionary History
-first recorded bat fossil
-where it was found
-possible diet
-habitat
-range
-phylogenetic tree for bats

Section #2:

*Bats Today
-number of known species worldwide
-diets:ranges
-habitats and habits
-reproduction and family life

Section #3:

*Bats of Costa Rica
-number of known species in Costa Rica
-where they are found
-predation
-ecological impact
-most likely to be seen species
-least likely to be seen species

Section #4:

*The Truth About Bats and Rabies

Section #5:

*Conservation Efforts
-why is this important

Conclusion:

*review of areas discussed and close.

If anybody has any ideas or suggestions let me know.


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