Salvador Montiel, Ph.D.
Organization: CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Location: Yucatan, Mexico
Research: Diversity of bat assemblages in natural habitat-islands in the wetlands of northwestern Yucatan: implications for conservation
Abstract: This project will investigate the effects of isolation, area and disturbance on bat assemblage, species richness and relative abundance in a naturally fragmented habitat in northwestern Mexico. The study will provide information on bat population sensitivity to fragmentation and disturbance, and also provide information on the state of conservation of the populations and species in this area of Mesoamerica.