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-how many species
-discuss the most unique species (fisherman bat, vampire bat, Jamaican fruit bat)
II. Why so Diverse
-Completion breeds specialization, which breeds diversity.
–Introduce limiting factor hypothesis
–In Neotorpics food resources limiting factor.
III. Resource partioning
-Different trophic strategies.
-Different foraging strategies.
-How these adaptions lead to greater diversity.
IV. Bats in ecology
V. Bats and culture
-Contemproary veiw of bats.
–Problem of the vampire bat.
-bats in mythology and folklore
-how can the bats be conserved
-what is already being done
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Kricher, John. A Neotropical Companion. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1997. 98-102.
Laval, Richard K., and Bernal Rodriguez-Herrera. "Conserving Costa Rica's Bats." Bat Conservation International (2003). 27 Mar. 2006 .
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