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dc.creatorRodríguez Herrera, Bernal
dc.creatorRodríguez Girón, Melissa E.
dc.creatorFernández Otárola, Mauricio
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-06T16:17:20Z
dc.date.available2020-02-06T16:17:20Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationhttps://bioone.org/journals/Acta-Chiropterologica/volume-20/issue-1/15081109ACC2018.20.1.010/Ecological-Networks-between-Tent-Roosting-Bats-Phyllostomidae--Stenodermatinae-and/10.3161/15081109ACC2018.20.1.010.shortes_ES
dc.identifier.issn1508-1109
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/80488
dc.description.abstractRoost ecology in bats is a complex interaction of behavioral, morphological and physiological adaptations, thus, there are many factors involved in roost selection by bat species. Approximately 22 species of bats are able to modify leaves to establish their roost, 17 of which are in the Neotropics. Although there are many studies of tent-roosting bats, this is the first describing the structure of the interaction between bats and the plants they are using as roosts. We describe a potential antagonistic network between these bats and the plants used for tent construction in La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica. We calculated descriptors of the network such as the number of bats and plants interacting, as well as the number of pairwise interactions based on published records or direct observations. We also tested for connectance and nestedness in the network structure. We propose a name for this non-trophic antagonistic interaction, which is a structural antagonism, where bats damage the leaves, reducing their lifespan and the plant fitness. In La Selva the network is composed of eight bats and 45 plant species reported by 60 pairwise interactions. Only 2.16% of vascular plant species in La Selva are being modified as tents. The network had low connectance (0.167) and no significant nestedness or modularity. Considering the species richness of plants in La Selva, there are few links between tent-roosting bats and plants species, which shows the specialization of these interactions and the high dependence of most of these bats on a few plant species, even if they are very specific and temporary resources.es_ES
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dc.sourceActa Chiropterologica, vol.20(1), pp.139-145es_ES
dc.subjectAnimal-plant interactionses_ES
dc.subjectAntagonistic networkses_ES
dc.subjectCosta Ricaes_ES
dc.subjectLa Selva Biological Stationes_ES
dc.subjectStructural antagonismes_ES
dc.subjectTent-roosting batses_ES
dc.titleEcological Networks between Tent-Roosting Bats (Phyllostomidae: Stenodermatinae) and the Plants Used in a Neotropical Rainforestes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.date.updated2020-02-04T18:08:33Z
dc.identifier.doi10.3161/15081109ACC2018.20.1.010
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Básicas::Facultad de Ciencias::Escuela de Biologíaes_ES


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