Climate and connectivity models to improve marl quarries as bat hibernacula

Project Details


Marl quarries are important overwintering sites for bats in Flanders. They are subject to frost and other forms of weathering which can cause collapses. This can lead to the disappearance of these important hibernacula. Stabilization is necessary for sustainable long-term protection. The climatological research will improve the knowledge on the variables (temperature, moist, …) that influence the distribution of bats in the marl quarries. Connectivity models will be used to optimize connections to the surrounding landscape. This study will be used as a base for a management plan and global vision of the marl quarries.
Effective start/end date1/01/2330/11/24

Thematic List 2020

  • Protected nature
  • Soil & air

Free keywords

  • Hibernacula
  • Management
  • Habitat_Directive
  • bats