“Bat Eco-Interactions” are defined here as the interactions in which bats consume or transport part or all of another organism, specifically plants or arthropods. In so doing, they can be mere consumers or can be pollinators, seed dispersers, or pest controllers. For a list of definitions explaining the various interactions covered in this database, please go to Definitions.
The Bat Eco-Interactions Database is a tool designed to assist professionals from diverse fields of study, including biology, natural resource management, sociology, public health, among many others, to address scientific research questions, assess policies and programs, and to enrich educational initiatives. By providing a place to catalog and share data, we are increasing the impact of scientific research in bat conservation, and much more, for the benefit of all.