Science University Research Symposium (SURS)

Publication Date

Fall 2022


Sciences and Mathematics, College of


Biology, Department of

SURS Faculty Advisor

Darlene Panvini

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation


A bat house helps play a vital role in survival and providing optimal roosting conditions for bats. The conditions when setting up a bat house have varying effectiveness in the success of bat occupancy and activity. In this study, many elements, such as environmental factors, placement of bat houses, and materials used, were observed with differing levels of significance regarding bat activity to find the most notable factors for a thriving bat house. Three different parks in Nashville, Tennessee, and their corresponding bat house were observed to measure how these factors would affect bat activity for the vastly different areas. Kaleidoscope and iTree canopy were utilized to analyze the bat activity and find the composition of the parks. Bat houses are an essential resource to prevent the endangerment of bats in the United States and to improve the fitness of bat populations.



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