Temperature and Humidity for Bats monitoring – Current Status

Monitoring Flying Fox Habitat   Sensors have been installed at locations across Geelong’s Eastern Gardens to monitor the habitat and behaviour of the grey-headed flying fox. The sensors have been placed in five radiata pine trees to record temperature and humidity patterns across the gardens and between preferred roosting sites.   There is a significant population of grey-headed flying foxes in the gardens, yet total population numbers are rapidly declining, making this important native pollinator a vulnerable species. Loss of habitat and heat-stress are two factors attributed to this decline. Understanding how climate change is impacting their behaviour and roosting patterns over time will help to inform protection measures across the country.  

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Published (Metadata Record) 03/11/2022
Last updated 25/09/2023
Organisation City of Greater Geelong
License - other CC BY 3
Category Local government
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