Congratulations to Joe — first dissertation publication out today!

Way Canguk in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park -- a bat diversity hotspot (photo Tigga Kingston)

Way Canguk in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park — a bat diversity hotspot (photo Tigga Kingston)

Joe’s first paper from his dissertation research was published today in Acta Chiropterologica. It is a superb account of the bat diversity captured during his research in South West Sumatra and reveals the significance of the area in and around Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park as ¬†chiropteran diversity hotspot for SE Asia. Especially useful for other researchers in Sumatra is a dichotomous key to all the bat species currently known for Sumatra, based on external features. Suprisingly little work has been done on bats on the island, we hope this paper and the key will facilitate more!

Joe Chun-Chia Huang, Elly Lestari Rustiati, Meyner Nusalawo, Ibnu Maryanto, Maharadatunkamsi, Sigit Wiantoro & Tigga Kingston.  A recent survey reveals Bukit Barisan Selatan Landscape as chiropteran diversity hotspot in Sumatra. Acta Chiropterologica, 15(2): 413-449.

If you would like a copy, email Joe or myself.

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Tigga announced as new IUCN Bat Specialist Group Co-Chair

I am honored to announce that I have been appointed as the new Co-Chair of the Species Survival Commission’s Bat Specialist Group. I am taking over from Professor Paul Racey, who served the group for nearly 30 years!

My responsibility is for the Old World bats and I will be serving alongside Professor Rodrigo Medellin who continues as the New World Chair.

Many thanks to Paul for all his hard work and the inspiration that he has been to so many of us!

Tigga

Announcement here