Catriona Daley

McGill University
B.Sc. candidate

Supervisor: Kyle Elliott
Anouk Simard
Start: 2021-09-01
End: 2022-04-01


The Impacts of Agricultural Landscape on the Habitat Selection of Bats in Quebec
As white-nose syndrome continues to decimate bat populations in Quebec, bat conservation and research are crucial and pressing issues for conservation biology. My honors research project aims to use citizen science data obtained from Batwatch to investigate if bat maternity colonies avoid roosting near agricultural fields. My thesis will investigate the hypothesis that if agricultural activities decrease the abundance and diversity of insect populations and insectivorous bats select foraging and roost habitat based on prey availability, then bats will avoid foraging in proximity to agricultural fields.


bats, Conservation, agriculture, citizen science