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Indiana bat fecal DNA study, Indianapolis, IN, summer 2008


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Oyler-McCance, S.J., Fike, J., Lukacs, P.M., Sparks, D.W., O'Shea, T., and Whitaker, J.O., 2018, Indiana bat fecal DNA study, Indianapolis, IN, summer 2008: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) has declined dramatically and continuing threats have made it necessary to understand population dynamics and life history throughout the year. Specifically, demographic information (e.g., population size, reproductive success, survival) from the summer range where females raise their young in maternity colonies is difficult to estimate precisely using traditional techniques (such as emergence counts). Further, the familial makeup of maternity colonies is unknown. Genetic mark-recapture methods are increasingly being used to estimate demographic parameters in species where traditional techniques are problematic and can also provide insight into relatedness among individuals. Therefore, our [...]


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Supplementary File S1 Data for archival.csv 24.37 KB
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These data were collected so that individual bats could be identified for mark-recapture purposes. The data represent multilocus genotypes from individual fecal samples collected on multiple days through three time periods. Identical genotypes represent recaptures of the same individual.


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DOI doi:10.5066/F728063T

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