The 2012 White-nose Syndrome (WNS) Symposium, being held 4-7 June 2012 in Madison, WI, aims to advance research and management of this devastating disease in bats through communication, facilitated discussion, and collaboration. FORT scientists Paul Cryan and Laura Ellison will be participating in the symposium. Cryan is giving a presentation entitled “Lights, camera, action: Behaviors of hibernating bats before and after WNS revealed by surveillance video,” which will provide an update on efforts to non-invasively watch bats in caves and mines of VA, TN, NY, and OH over the past three winters. Ellison is leading the Data and Technical Information Management Working Group and will demonstrate two Web-based database applications: the WNS Disease Tracking System and the USGS Bat Population Data (BPD) Project.
For more information contact: Laura Ellison