Scientific Publications

Cori Lausen, PhD Research Gate Profile

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Lausen, C.L., Flaxa, G.A., Solick, D.I.,  McEwan, A., Baker, M.D., de Freitas, E., Sarell, M.  2023. Singing silver-haired bats (Lasionycteris noctivagans). Wildlife Society Bulletin e1500.

Sanchez, D.E., Walker, F.M., Sobek, C.J., Lausen, C., Chambers, C.L.  2023. Once upon a time in Mexico: Holocene biogeography of the spotted bat (Euderma maculatum). PLoS ONE. 18(5)

Alston, J M., Keinath, D A., Willis, C.K R., Lausen, C L., O’Keefe, J M., Tyburec, J D., Broders, H G., Moosman, P R., Carter, T C., Chambers, C L., Gillam, E H., Geluso, K., Weller, T J., Burles, D W., Fletcher, Q E., Norquay, K J O., & Goheen, J R. (2023). Environmental drivers of body
size in North American bats
Functional Ecology, 37, 1020–1032.

Rensel, L.J., Hodges, K.E., Lausen, C.L. 2023. Myotis Roost Use Is Influenced by Seasonal Thermal Needs. Journal of Mammology. gyad031

Udell, B.J., Straw, B.R, Cheng, T., Enns, K.D., Winfred, F., Gotthold, B.S, Irvine, K.M., Lausen, C., Loeb, S., Reichard, J., Rodhouse, T., Smith, D.A., Stratton, C., Thogmartin, W.E., Wiens, A.M., and Reichert, B.E., 2022, Status and Trends of North American Bats Summer Occupancy Analysis 2010-2019 Data Release: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Slough, B.G., Lausen, C.L., Paterson, B., Hansen, I.J., Thomas, J.P., Kukka, P.M., Jung, T.S., Rae, J., Van de Wettering, D.  2022. New records about the diversity, distribution, and seasonal activity patterns by bats in  Yukon and northwestern British Columbia. Northwesestern Naturalist. 103:162-182

Rensel, J.L., Hodges, K.E., Lausen, C.L. 2022. Maternity colony social structure of myotis in British Columbia, Canada. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 76,159

Forsyth, A., Fontaine, N., Bassionnette, J., Hyashi, B., Insuk, C., Ghosh, S., Kam, G., Wong, A., Lausen, C., Xy, J., Cheeptham, N. 2022. Microbial isolates with Anti-Pseydogymnoascus destructans activities from Western Canadan bat wings. Scientific Reports. 12:9895

Stratton, C., Irvine, K.M., Banner, K.M., Wright, W.J., Lausen, C., Rae, J. 2022. Coupling validation effort with in situ bioacaustic data improves estimating relative activity and occupancy for multiple species with cross-species misclassifications Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 00:1-16

McGuire, L.P., N.W. Fuller, Y.A. Dzal, K.G. Haase, K.A. Silas,  C.K.R. Willis, S.H. Olson, C.L. Lausen. 2021. Similiar hibernation physiology in bats across broad geographic ranges.  Journal of Comparative Physiology B   DOI: 10.1007/s00360-021-01400-x

Hranac, C.R., C.G. Haase, N.W. Fuller, M.L. McClure, J.C. Marshall, C.L. Lausen, L.P. McGuire, S.H. Olson, D.T.S. Hayman. 2021. What is winter? Modeling spatial variation in bat host traits and hibernation and their implications for overwintering energetics. Ecology and Evolution 00:1-11   DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7644

Lausen, C.L.,  M.F. Proctor, D. Paetkau, D.W. Nagorsen, P. Govindarajulu, D. Burles, K. Blejwas. 2021. Reply to the comment by Morales et al. on “Population genetics reveal Myotis keenii (Keen’s myotis) and Myotis evotis (long-eared myotis) to be a single species”Canadian Journal of Zoology 99:423-432

Klug-Baerwald, B.J., C.L. Lausen, B.Wissel, R.M. Brigham. 2021. Meet you at the local watering hole? No use of an artificial water resource, and evidence of dehydration in hibernating bats in the prairies. Acta Chiropteroligica. 23(2): 405-411 doi: 10.3161/15081109ACC2021.23.3.010

Reichert, B.E., M. Bayless, T.L. Cheng, J.T.H. Coleman, C.M. Francis, W.F. Frick, B.S. Gotthold, K.M. Irvine, C. Lausen, H. Li, S.C. Loeb, J.D. Reichard, T.J. Rodhouse, J.L. Segers, J.L. Siemers, W.E. Thogmartin, T.J. Weller. 2021. NABat:  A top-down, bottom-up solution to collaborative continental-scale monitoring. Ambio. Kung L. Vetenskapas-Akademien The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. 

Haase, C.G., N.W. Fuller, Y.A. Dzal, D.R. Hranac, D.T.S. Hayman, C.L. Lausen, K.A. Silas, S.H. Olson, R.K. Plowright. 2020. Body mass and hibernation microclimate may predict bat susceptibility to white-nose syndromeEcology and Evolution 2020;00:1-10. DOI:10.1002/ece3.7070.  

Lausen, C.L., M. Proctor, D.W. Nagorsen, D. Burles, D. Paetkau, E. Harmston, K. Blejwas, P. Govindarajulu, and L. Friis. 2019. Population genetics reveal Myotis keenii (Keen’s myotis) and Myotis evotis (long-eared myotis) to be a single species. Canadian Journal of Zoology 97(3): 267–279.

Lawson, K.J., Lausen, C.L., Mancuso, K.A., Volkmann, L.A., Gooliaff, T.J., Hutchen, J., Teichman, K.J., Kelly, A.J. and Hodges, K.E., 2019. Bat activity and richness in beetle-killed forests in southern British Columbia. Journal of Mammalogy 100(2): 510-517.

Davy, C.M., M.E. Donaldson, Y. Rico, C.L. Lausen, K. Dogantzis, K. Ritchie, C.K.R. Willis, D.W. Burles, T.S. Jung, S. McBurney, A. Park, D.J. McAlpine, K. F. Vanderwolf, C. J. Kyle. 2017. Prelude to a panzootic: gene flow and immunogenetic variation in northern little brown myotis vulnerable to bat white-nose syndrome. FACETS 2: 690-714.

Klüg-Baerwald, B.J., C.L. Lausen, and R.M. Brigham. 2017. “Bat”-tling the cold: behavioural adaptation in hibernating, prairie-living bats. Physiological and Behavioural Zoology, under revision.

Ommundsen, P., C. Lausen, and L. Matthias. 2017. First acoustic records of the Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) in British Columbia. Northwestern Naturalist 98: 132-136.

Player, D., C. L. Lausen, B. Zaitlin, J. Harrison, D. Paetkau, E. Harmston.  2017. An Alternative Technique for Genetic Sampling of Bats: Wing Swabs Yield Species Identification. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41: 590-596.

Klüg-Baerwald, B.J., C.L. Lausen, C.K.R. Willis, and R.M. Brigham. 2017. Home is where you hang your bat: winter roost selection by prairie-living big brown bats. Journal of Mammalogy doi: 10.1093/jmammal/gyx039: 1 – 9.

Klüg-Baerwald, L. Gower, C.L. Lausen, and R.M. Brigham.  2016. Environmental correlates and energetics of winter flight by bats in Southern Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Zoology 10.1139/cjz-2016-0055.

Jung, T.S., K.M. Blejwas, C.L. Lausen, J.M. Wilson, L.E. Olson. 2014.  Concluding remarks:  what do we need to know about bats in northwestern North America? Northwestern Naturalist 95:318-330.

Blejwas, K., C.L. Lausen, D. Rhea-Fournier.  2014.  Acoustic monitoring provides first records of hoary bats and delineates range of silver-haired bats in Alaska.  Northwestern Naturalist 95: 236-250.

Reimer, J.P., C.L. Lausen, R.M.R. Barclay, S. Irwin, M.K. Vassal. 2014.  Bat activity and use of hibernacula in Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta Northwestern Naturalist 95: 277-288.

Lausen C, Player D. 2014.  Eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) occurrence and captures in Northern Alberta. Northwestern Naturalist 95:219-227.

Lausen, C.L., J.W. Waithaka, D.P. Tate. 2014. Bats of Nahanni National Park Reserve and surrounding areas, Northwest Territories.  Northwestern Naturalist 95:186-196.

Wilson, J., Reimer, J., Allaire, D., and Lausen, C.L. 2014.  Diversity and distribution of bats in the Northwest Territories.  Northwestern Naturalist 95:197-218.

Slough, B.G., Jung, T.S., and Lausen, C.L. 2014. Acoustic surveys reveal hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) and long-legged Myotis (Myotis volans) occurrence in Yukon.  Northwestern Naturalist 95:176-185. 

M.F., Paetkau, D., Mclellan, B.N., Stenhouse, G.B., Kendall, K.C., Mace, R.D., Kasworm, W.F., Servheen, C., Lausen, C.L., Gibeau, M.L., Wakkinen, W.L., Haroldson, M.A., Mowat, G., Apps, C.D, Ciarniello, L.M., Barclay, R.M.R., Boyce, M.S., Schwartz, C.C., and  Population fragmentation and inter-ecosystem movements of grizzly bears in western Canada and the northern United States.  Wildlife Monographs 180(1): 1 – 46. (Awarded Best Wildlife Publication by Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society, March 2013.)

Jung, T.S., Lausen, C.L., Talerico, J.M., and Slough, B.G. 2011.  Opportunistic Predation of a Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) by a Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) in Southern Yukon. Northwestern Naturalist 92: 69–72.

Lausen, C. L., Jung, T. S. and Talerico, J. M.  2008.  Range extension of the Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) in the Yukon.  Northwestern Naturalist 89:  115-117.

Lausen, C. L., Delisle, I., Barclay, R. M. R. and Strobeck, C.  2008.  Beyond mtDNA:  nuclear gene flow suggests taxonomic oversplitting in little the brown bat (Myotis lucifugus).  Canadian Journal of Zoology 86:  700-713, 1083.

Lausen, C. L.  2007.  Roosting ecology and landscape genetics of prairie bats. 2007.  Ph.D. Thesis, University of Calgary, Alberta.

Lausen, C. L. and Barclay, R. M. R.  2006.  Winter bat activity in the Canadian prairies.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:  1079-1086.

Lausen, C. L. and Barclay, R. M. R.  2006.  The benefits of living in a building:  Comparing maternity colonies of big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) in rock crevice and building roosts.  Journal of Mammalogy 87:  362-370

Lausen, C. L. and Barclay, R. M. R.  2005.  Account No. 784:  Pipistrellus nanus.  Mammalian Species.

Lausen, C. L.  2005.  First record of hosts for the bat tick, Carios kelleyi (Acari:  Ixodida:  Argasidae) in Canada and Montana.  Journal of Medical Entomology:  497-501.

Lausen, C. L. and Barclay, R. M. R.  2003.  Thermoregulation and roost selection by reproductive female big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) roosting in rock crevices.  Journal of Zoology, London 260:  235-244.

Lausen, C. L. and Barclay, R. M. R.  2002.  Roosting behaviour and roost selection of female big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) roosting in rock crevices in southeastern Alberta.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 80:  1069-1076.

Lausen, C. L.  2002.  Observations on a prairie population of Bushy-Tailed Woodrats, Neotoma cinerea, along the South Saskatchewan River, Alberta.  Northwestern Naturalist 83: 125-128.

Lausen, C. L.  2001.  Thermoregulation and roost selection by reproductive big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) roosting in the South Saskatchewan River Valley, Alberta:  rock-roosting and building-roosting colonies. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Calgary, Alberta

Barclay, R. M. R., Lausen, C. L. and Hollis, L.  2001What's hot and what's not:  Defining torpor in free-ranging birds and mammals.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 79:  1885-1890.

Fenton, M. B., Bernard, E., Bouchard, S., Hollis, L., Johnston, D., Lausen, C., Ratcliffe, J., Riskin, D., Taylor, J. and Zigouris, J.  2001.  The bat fauna of Lamanai, Belize: Roosts and trophic roles.   Journal of Tropical Ecology 17:  511-524.

Fenton, M. B., Taylor, P. J., Jacobs, D. S., Richardson, E., Bernard, E., Bouchard, S., Debaeremaker, K., ter Hofstede H., Hollis, L., Lausen, C. L., Lister, J., Ratcliffe, J. M., Rambaldini, D., and Reddy, E.  2002.  Protecting little-known species:  The case of the African bat Otomops martiensseni (Chiroptera:  Molossidae). Biodiversity and Conservation 11: 1583–1606.

Government Reports/Protocols:


Holroyd, S., Lausen, C.L., Dulc, S., de Freitas, E., Crawford, R., O’Keefe, J., Boothe, C., Segers, J. and Reichard, J. 2023. Best Management Practices for the Use of Bat Houses in US and Canada -- with focus on summer habitat mitigation for Little Brown Myotis, Yuma Myotis, and Big Brown Bat. Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, produced in cooperation with US Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative for the WNS Conservation and Recovery Working Group. Version (last updated): 20 Sept. 2023.

Fraser et al., eds. 2020. Bat Echolocation Research: A handbook for planning and conducting acoustic studies.Second Edition. Bat Conservation International. Austin, Texas, USA. (C.Lausen contributed)

Fontaine, N., Forsythe, A., Cheeptham, N, Xu, J.P., and Lausen, C. 2019. Developing a probiotic approach to reduce the severity of white-nose syndrome in bats.  Prepared for BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (GS19JHZ-216).

British Columbia Resource Inventory Standards Committee. 2019.  Inventory Methods for Bats - Standards for Components of British Columbia's Biodiversity No. 20.  Prepared by Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks Resources Inventory Branch for the Terrestrial Ecosystems Task Force Resources Inventory Committee, Victoria, B.C. Canada.

Reichert, B., Lausen, C., Loeb, S., Weller, T.,  Allen, R., Britzke, E., Hohoff, T., Siemers, J., Burkholder, B., Herzog, C., and Verant, M. 2018. A guide to processing bat acoustic data for the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat).  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1068.

National Park Service (NPS). 2016. Guidance for conducting acoustic surveys for bats: Version 1: Detector deployment, file processing and database version 1.7. Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/NRR – 2016/1282. US National Park Service, Fort Collins, CO.

Loeb, S.C., Rodhouse, T. J., Ellison, L. E., Lausen, C. L., Reichard, J. D., Irvine, K. M., Ingersoll, Thomas E., Coleman, J. T.H., Thogmartin, W. E., Sauer, J. R., Francis, C. M., Bayless, M. L., Stanley, T. R.; Johnson, D. H. 2015. A plan for the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat).  Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-208. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Lausen, C. 2013. Waterton Lakes National Park Bat Survey, 2011-12.  Prepared for Parks Canada, Waterton, AB.

Sarell, M. and Lausen, C.  2012.  Winter Activity of Rare Bats in the Southern Interior of BC.  Prepared for Canadian Wildlife Service, Penticton, BC.

Lausen, C. 2010. Late Summer Survey of Bat Hibernacula and Bat Diversity in South Slave Region, Northwest Territories and Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta.  Prepared for Wood Buffalo National Park and NWT Environment and Natural Resources, Fort Smith, NWT.

Proctor, M. P., Lausen,C.L., Hofman, E., and Boulanger, J.  2008.  Mark-recapture population estimate of a prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis) hibernaculum at Kennedy Coulee, Red Deer River near Bindloss, AlbertaSpecies at Risk Report, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development.

Lausen, C.L. 2008.  The Status of the northern bat (Myotis septentrionalis) in Alberta.  Alberta Sustainable Resource Development and Alberta Conservation Association. Wildlife Status Report No. 3 (2009 update), Edmonton, AB.

Lausen, C., Baerwald, E., Gruver, J., and Barclay. R. 2008.  APPENDIX 5: Bats and Wind Turbines. Pre-siting and pre-construction survey protocols, May 2008 Update.  University of Calgary.  In: Vonhof, M. 2002.  Handbook of Inventory Methods and Standard Protocols for Surveying Bats in Alberta.  Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Fish and Wildlife Division, Edmonton, Alberta.  Revised 2005.

Lausen, C. L., Jung, T.S., Randall, L., and Talerico, J.  2008.  Bat Diversity in Yukon:  2007 Survey Results.  Yukon Department of Environment Technical Report, 30 pp.

C. L. Lausen, C.L. and Schowalter, T. The Status of the western small-footed bat in Alberta. 2008. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development and Alberta Conservation Association, Wildlife Status Report No. 64, Edmonton, AB.

 Lausen, C. L.  2006.  Bat Survey of the Northwest Territories:  Nahanni National Park Reserve and Surrounding Areas.  Parks Canada, Ft. Simpson, NWT & Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Yellowknife, NWT.

Lausen, C., Baerwald, E., Gruver, J., and Barclay, R.  2006.  APPENDIX 5: Bats and Wind Turbines. Pre-siting and pre-construction survey protocols.  University of Calgary.  In: Vonhof, M. 2002.  Handbook of Inventory Methods and Standard Protocols for Surveying Bats in Alberta.  Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Fish and Wildlife Division, Edmonton, Alberta.  Revised 2005.

Lausen, C.  2005.  APPENDIX 4: Tissue sampling protocol for genetic study of bats. In: Vonhof, M.  2002.  Handbook of Inventory Methods and Standard Protocols for Surveying Bats in Alberta.  Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Fish and Wildlife Division, Edmonton, Alberta.  Revised 2005.

Lausen, C. L.  2006.  2005-2006 bat survey of the middle Red Deer and Battle Rivers.  Alberta Natural Heritage Information Centre, Parks and Protected Areas Division, Edmonton, Alberta.

Lausen, C. L.  2004.  Writing on Stone Provincial Park bat survey - a compilation of work since 1985.  Alberta Natural Heritage Information Centre, Parks and Protected Areas Division, Edmonton, Alberta.

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