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dc.contributor.authorLópez-Baucells, Aen
dc.contributor.authorRocha, Ren
dc.contributor.authorFernández-Llamazares, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-13T16:31:41Z
dc.date.available2018-03-13T16:31:41Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-01en
dc.identifier.issn0305-1838
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/273973
dc.description.abstractThe recent upsurge in bat-borne virus research has attracted substantial news coverage worldwide. A systematic review of virological literature revealed that most studies portrayed bats as a major concern for public health (51%) while disregarding their key role in delivering ecosystem services (96%). Although research on zoonoses is of utmost importance, biased framings can undermine decades of conservation efforts. We urge researchers and science communicators to carefully consider the conservation impacts of how research findings are presented to the public and to, whenever possible, highlight the ecological significance of bats, their dire conservation situation and their importance for human well-being.
dc.languageengen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectchiropteraen
dc.subjectecosystem servicesen
dc.subjectpublic healthen
dc.subjectvirologyen
dc.subjectvirusen
dc.titleWhen bats go viral: Negative framings in virological studies imperils bat conservationen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage66
prism.issueIdentifier1en
prism.publicationDate2018en
prism.publicationNameMammal Reviewen
prism.startingPage62
prism.volume48en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.21045
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-08-24en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/mam.12110en
rioxxterms.versionAM*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-01-01en
dc.identifier.eissn1365-2907
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2017-10-30en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-10-30


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