One of the most common issues with detectors deployed in the field is microphone failure due to improper care and setup. You can avoid these problems by following a few simple steps before, during and after deployment, and save yourself the major headache of losing data.
The Florida bonneted bat (Molossidae: Eumops floridanus) is one of the rarest bats in the world and has been protected under the Endangered Species Act since 2013. Ellen Pierce with the University of Illinois is studying bat box use and preference by this species. Finding the right type of bat box could help supplement available roosts in their restricted range.