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Online nickwilliams

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Bat Research
« on: November 24, 2006, 09:15:32 am »
Received today and may be of interest to some readers:


Deadline for applications is 15 December.

Hello friends!

It's scholarship time again! We would very much appreciate your posting the following message on your website or upcoming publication to get the word out to all those eager young researchers and bat scientists:

Student Scholarship Program
Bat Conservation International

Bat Conservation International now accepting applications its 2007 BCI Student Research Scholarships.

Ten to 15 grants of up to $5,000 will be made in 2007. Grants will be awarded to research that is directly related to bat conservation and that documents roosting and feeding habitat requirements of bats, their ecological and economic roles, or their conservation needs. Students enrolled in any college or university worldwide are eligible to apply. PROJECTS MUST BE RELEVANT TO BAT CONSERVATION. The application deadline for 2007 scholarships is 15 December 2006. Information and forms are available at

For questions, please contact Bob Locke at <> Thank you very much!

Bob Locke, Grants Coordinator Bat Conservation International
BCI Student Research - Scholarships for 2007

Most of the more than 1,100 species of bats have been scarcely studied. Their ecosystem roles, economic values and conservation needs remain largely unknown, greatly impeding conservation efforts. Since 1990, Bat Conservation International has addressed this lack of knowledge by supporting student research projects throughout the United States and around the world through its Student Research Scholarships. We have awarded a total of $428,348 to help 198 students conduct research relevant to bat conservation in 49 countries. Each year, BCI awards 10 to 15 scholarships. Most awards are for $2,500, but some may be as high as $5,000. Projects should be focused on the roles bats play in providing ecosystem services (such as pollination, seed dispersal, pest control or maintenance of biodiversity) and/or on habitat requirements that are critical to conservation. These scholarships are competitive and research proposals will be evaluated by a distinguished international panel of peer reviewers. The deadline for applications is Dec. 15, 2006.

For more information or to apply, visit BCI website at: or contact Bob Locke at <>

Examples of Previous BCI Scholarships:

Adriana Bravo, Louisiana State University (Peru), Frugivorous bats that visit clay licks in a Neotropical Rainforest: Implications for seed dispersal and plant community structure

Sandra Peters, University of Toronto (Brazil), Effects of different disturbance types on bat roosting patterns and community structure in eastern Amazonia

Miguel Munguia-Rosas, Instituto de Ecologí?a (Mexico), Effects of bat pollinators availability on the reproductive success, progeny performance, and genetic variability of a Mesoamerican columnar cactus

Tony Wood, University of Bristol (Malaysia), Effect of human land-use on bat diversity and activity in peninsular Malaysia
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Offline Cap'n Chris

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Re: Bat Research
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2006, 09:45:50 am »
Hmm, crawling around in foul stinking bat sh*te wearing anti-histoplasmosis masks in tropical climates..... it's almost too tempting for words!

Offline whitelackington

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Re: Bat Research
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2006, 11:59:46 am »
A geezer in Scotland got killed dead by a bat :bounce:


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Re: Bat Research
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2006, 12:10:04 pm »
Darwin award or rabies...

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Re: Bat Research
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2006, 12:11:21 pm »
[pedant]got killed "dead"? What other way is there?[/pedant]
« Last Edit: November 24, 2006, 12:17:41 pm by Peter Burgess »

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Re: Bat Research
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2006, 12:59:49 pm »
Undead, like a zombie.  Or some people you know first thing on a sunday morning.

Online Roger W

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Re: Bat Research
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2006, 09:31:29 pm »
Understand our guys down under could do with a bit of practical advice on bats
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"


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