Sina M. Weier, Dr.

German, based in South Africa
University of the Freestate
BII expert in: Bats

My work mainly focuses on the ecosystem service provision by bats, and the effect of landuse change on insectivorous bat species.

Unfortunately, I can see bat species disappearing from intensively managed agricultural landscapes in northern South Africa. This will likely effect the ecosystem service provision by bats such as pest control and therefore decrease not only the value of crops but also increase the amount of pesticides applied.