This research project is the first attempt to document the ecosystem services provided by urban bats. WRSCF is working with Dr. Joanna Coleman from NUS on this study. Dog-faced fruit bats are a fascinating species to study because they’ve changed their roosting behaviour in Singapore to seemingly adapt to our rapidly urbanising environment. In other cities they usually use leaves for roosting but here in Singapore, they use buildings and overpasses as well. By analysing their diet (and finding out how urbanisation affects diet), finding out where they forage and using molecular techniques, the team aims to further research on dog-faced fruit bats. The team also hopes to find out just what plants are being propagated by these remarkable bats and what role they play in the conservation of rare plant species, or the propagation of invasive plant species on the island.