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Publications from the Woodchester Bat Project

Below is the comprehensive list of publications that have used data collected through the Woodchester Bat Project

Books and Book Chapters

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RANSOME, R. (2020). Greater Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Schreber, 1774). In: Hackländer, K., Zachos, F.E. (eds) Handbook of the Mammals of Europe. Handbook of the Mammals of Europe. Springer, Cham. Full Text

​RANSOME, R. D. (2008). Greater horseshoe bat. In D. Yalden & S. Harris (Eds.), Mammals of the British Isles: Handbook (4th ed.). Southampton: The Mammal Society.

ROSSITER, S.J., JONES, G., RANSOME, R.D. & BARRATT, E.M. 2006. Causes and consequences of genetic structure in the greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum). Pp. 213-226 In ‘Functional and Evolutionary Ecology of Bats’. Edited by A. Zubaid, G.F. McCracken & T.H. Kunz. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 

RANSOME, R. 1990, The Natural History of Hibernating Bats, Christopher Helm Ltd, Bromley

Papers/Reports

Power, M. L., Ransome, R. D., Riquier, S., Romaine, L., Jones, G., & Teeling, E. C. (2023). Hibernation telomere dynamics in a shifting climate: insights from wild greater horseshoe bats. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 290(2008), 20231589.

Wilkinson, G. S., Adams, D. M., Haghani, A., Lu, A. T., Zoller, J., Breeze, C. E., ... & Horvath, S. (2021). DNA methylation predicts age and provides insight into exceptional longevity of bats. Nature communications, 12(1), 1615.

Jebb, D., Huang, Z., Pippel, M., Hughes, G. M., Lavrichenko, K., Devanna, P., ... & Teeling, E. C. (2020). Six reference-quality genomes reveal evolution of bat adaptations Nature, 583(7817), 578-584.

Foley, N. M., Hughes, G. M., Huang, Z., Clarke, M., Jebb, D., Whelan, C. V., ... & Teeling, E. C. (2018). Growing old, yet staying young: the role of telomeres in bats’ exceptional longevity. Science Advances, 4(2), eaao0926.

Jones, G., Barlow, K., Ransome, R., & Gilmour, L. (2015). Greater horseshoe bats and their insect prey: the impact and importance of climate change and agri‐environment schemes. Report to People's Trust for Endangered Species.

Ward, H. L., Ransome, R. D., Jones, G., & Rossiter, S. J. (2014). Determinants and patterns of reproductive success in the greater horseshoe bat during a population recovery. PloS one, 9(2), e87199.

Rossiter, S. J., Ransome, R. D., Faulkes, C. G., Dawson, D. A., & Jones, G. (2006).  Long-term paternity skew and the opportunity for selection in a mammal with reversed sexual size dimorphism. Molecular Ecology, 15(10), 3035-3043.

Rossiter, S. J., Ransome, R. D., Faulkes, C. G., Le Comber, S. C., & Jones, G. (2005). Mate fidelity and intra-lineage polygyny in greater horseshoe batsNature, 437, 408-411.

Rossiter, S. J., Jones, G., Ransome, R. D., & Barratt, E. M. (2002).Relatedness structure and kin-biased foraging in the greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum). Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 51, 510-518.

Ransome, R. D. (2002). Winter feeding studies on greater horseshoe bats. English Nature Research Report No. 449. English Nature, Peterborough, UK.

Rossiter, S. J., Jones, G., Ransome, R. D., & Barratt, E. M. (2001). Outbreeding increases offspring survival in wild greater horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum). Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, 268B, 1055-1061.

Rossiter, S. J., Jones, G., Ransome, R. D., & Barratt, E. M. (2000). Genetic variation and population structure in the endangered greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum). Molecular Ecology, 9, 1131-1135.

Rossiter, S. J., Jones, G., Ransome, R. D., & Barratt, E. M. (2000). Parentage, reproductive success and breeding behaviour in the greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum). Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, 267B, 545-551.

Duvergé, P. L., Jones, G., Rydell, J., & Ransome, R. D. (2000). The functional significance of emergence timing in bats. Ecography, 23, 32-40.

Jones, G., & Ransome, R. D. (2000). Combe Down Greater horseshoe bats: Radio tracking study and Bat activity at Combe Down mines during summer and autumn 2000. Reports to BatPro/ Bath and North East Somerset Council, 46pp.

Ransome, R. D. (2000). Monitoring diets and population changes of greater horseshoe bats in Gloucestershire and Somerset. English Nature Research Report No. 341. English Nature, Peterborough, UK.

Ransome, R. D. (1998). The impact of maternity roost conditions on populations of greater horseshoe bats. English Nature Research Report No. 292. English Nature, Peterborough, UK. Pt.1, Pt.2

Ransome, R. D. (1997). The management of greater horseshoe bat feeding areas to enhance population levels. English Nature Research Report No. 241. English Nature, Peterborough, UK.

Ransome, R. D. (1997). Climatic effects upon foraging success and population changes of female greater horseshoe bats.  In Ohlendorf, B. (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Biology of Bats (pp. 129-132).

Ransome, R. D. (1996). The management of feeding areas for greater horseshoe bats. English Nature Research Report No. 174. English Nature, Peterborough, UK.

Ransome, R. D. (1995). Early breeding shortens life in female greater horseshoe bats. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 350(1332), 153-161.

Jones, G., Duverge, P., & Ransome, R. (1995). Conservation biology of an endangered species: field studies of greater horseshoe bats. In Racey, P. A., & Swift, S. M. (Eds.), Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour of Bats. Symposia of the Zoological Society of London, 67, 309–324.

Ransome, R. D. (1994). Birth timing and population changes in greater horseshoe bat colonies (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) are synchronized by climatic temperature. Zoological Society of the Linnean Society, 112, 337-351.

Jones, G., & Ransome, R. D. (1993). Echolocation calls of bats change over a lifetime and are influenced by maternal effects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 252, 125-128.

Ransome, R. D. (1989). Population changes of Greater horseshoe bats studied near Bristol over the past twenty-six years. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 38(1), 71–82.

Ransome, R. D. (1971). The effect of ambient temperature on the arousal frequency of the hibernating Greater horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus fermmequinum, in relation to site selection and the hibernation state. Journal of Zoology, 164(3), 353–371.

Ransome, R. D. (1968). The distribution of the Greater horse-shoe bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, during hibernation, in relation to environmental factors. Journal of Zoology, 154(1), 77–112.

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