The Mammal Society’s Ecostat
The Mammal Society’s Ecostat will be a collection of tools designed to help interpret ecological data for a range of taxa and species.
Ecobat is the first of the Ecostat tools to be developed, providing a user-friendly online platform for interpreting bat activity data.
Ecobat compares surveys submitted by the user with a national reference dataset and objectively quantifies bat activity levels. It 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 click here.|
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.