Ecobat is a user-friendly online tool for interpreting bat activity data. Ecobat compares surveys submitted by the user with a large dataset and objectively quantifies activity levels.
Ecobat offers a web-based interface for depositing data rapidly and securely, automatically generating a numerical indicator of the relative importance of a night’s worth of activity, by contrasting with a comparable reference range. The output can be used by ecologists to accurately quantify what bat activity means for use during ecological impact assessments.
To contribute bat data, find out further information, or to assess the activity at your site go to www.ecobat.org.uk.Ecobat is a Mammal Society project in collaboration with the University of Exeter, National Biodiversity Network,Bat Conservation Trust and the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.