Bats of British Columbia 2nd Edition

Cori Lausen, David Nagorsen, Mark Brigham and Jared Hobbs


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A full-colour, fully updated field guide to identifying British Columbia’s bats, with new material on acoustic identification.

With more than 1,400 species worldwide, bats live on every continent except Antarctica and in virtually every type of habitat, from desert to forest. With more than 1,400 species worldwide, bats fill important ecological roles around the globe by controlling insect populations, pollinating plants, dispersing seeds and even providing humans with medicines–the saliva of the famous vampire bat can be used to treat strokes! Yet despite their importance to the planet’s ecosystems, there remains more misinformation than fact and more fear than respect for these diminutive guardians of the night.

Since 1993, when the first edition of Bats of British Columbia was published, an explosion in field studies of the province’s bat fauna has produced a wealth of new knowledge, applying modern tools such as genetic techniques and acoustic bat detectors. This fully updated second edition includes new colour photographs throughout, with new material on acoustic identification. With in-depth information on biology, conservation, ecology and identification of the 18 bat species found in the province, the new Bats of British Columbia will help create an appreciation of this fascinating group of mammals.

The Royal Museum Shop is operated by the Royal BC Museum Foundation. All proceeds from the sale of merchandise go directly towards supporting the many fine programs and special events at the Royal BC Museum.

March 2022, Paperback, 384 pages

ISBN 9780772679932


Cori Lausen is a research biologist with Wildlife Conservation Society Canada. She instructs biologists across North America on the fundamentals of bat acoustics and the use of bat detectors for bat identification. She represents western Canada on the North American Bat Monitoring Program and North American Bat Conservation Alliance steering committees.

David Nagorsen is a research associate at the Royal BC Museum and the Royal Ontario Museum. With more than 30 years? experience as a biologist carrying out research, fieldwork, endangered species conservation and public education, he has worked as a mammalogist and wildlife consultant, and he has authored or co-authored four handbooks on British Columbia’s mammals.

Mark Brigham is a professor of biology at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, where he researches the behaviour and ecology of bats and nightjars. In 2006, he received the Gerrit S. Miller Jr. Award from the North American Society of Bat Research for lifetime contributions.

Jared Hobbs is a registered professional biologist and wildlife photographer who has worked for 25 years throughout British Columbia on many of the province’s rarest species. His images have been published in Canadian Geographic and British Columbia Magazine, and by government agencies and environmental groups.


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