Data for "Methods for assessing artificial thermal refuges: spatiotemporal analysis more informative than averages"



This dataset contains temperature measurements in four different bat box designs deployed in central Indiana, USA from May to September 2018. Hourly environmental data (temperature, solar radiation, and wind speed) are also included for days and hours sampled. Bat box temperature data were used as inputs in a free program, GNU Octave, to assess design performance with respect to suitability indices for endothermic metabolism and pup development. Scripts are included in the dataset.
Date made availableJan 30 2022
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • bat box
  • bats
  • reproduction
  • thermal refuge
  • conservation
  • microclimate

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