Recent News

November 18, 2011

Seeing in the Dark: Imaging Bats at Wind Turbines

Expansion of wind energy production nationwide, for all its benefits, brings an unwanted side effect: increased bat and bird mortality at wind turbines. Assessing the risk industrial wind turbines pose to migratory bats is hindered by low-light conditions and the challenges of monitoring night-flying animals characterized by small size, rapid and non-linear flight, and irregular occurrence.

December 15, 2010

Bat Wings Get the Brunt of White-Nose Syndrome

White-nose syndrome, now thought to be caused by the recently discovered fungus Geomyces destructans, is causing unprecedented mortality in several species of cave-dwelling bats during winter hibernation.

March 26, 2009

New Web Site on White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), an infectious disease that depletes hibernating bats of vital energy reserves, has spread across 9 northeastern states in 2 years and has killed hundreds of thousands of cave bats. In response to growing demand for publicly available information on WNS, the USGS Fort Collins Science Center recently developed and launched a Web site entitled, White-Nose Syndrome Threatens the Survival of Hibernating Bats in North America.

Products by Fiscal Year

Title Author Year Type
An integrated Riverine Environmental Flow Decision Support System (REFDSS) to evaluate the ecological effects of alternative flow scenarios on river ecosystems
Maloney, Kelly O., Talbert, Colin B., Cole, Jeffrey C., Galbraith, Heather S., Blakeslee, Carrie J., Hanson, Leanne, and Holmquist-Johnson, Christopher L.
2015 Journal Article
ASPN – Assessing Socioeconomic Planning Needs (v.1)
Richardson, L., A.L. Everette, S. Dawson
2015 Web Application
Watching the dark: new surveillance cameras are changing bat research
Cryan, P.M. and M. Gorresen
2014 Journal Article
Electrolyte depletion in white-nose syndrome bats
Cryan, P.M., C.U. Meteyer, D.S. Blehert, J.M. Lorch, D.M. Reeder, G.G. Turner, J. Webb, M. Behr, M. Verant, R.E. Russell, and K.T. Castle
2013 Journal Article


Last First Phone Email Agency Affiliation
Cade Brian 970-226-9326 USGS (FORT) Trust Species & Habitats
Cory Drew 970-226-9101 Contractor - Cherokee Nation Technology Information Science
Cryan Paul 970-226-9389 USGS (FORT) Trust Species & Habitats
Cullinane Thomas Catherine 970-226-9164 USGS (FORT) Social and Economic Analysis
Hanson Leanne 970-226-9262 USGS (FORT) Aquatic Systems
Keyes Christopher 970-226-9266 Volunteer Social and Economic Analysis
Schuster Rudy 970-226-9165 USGS (FORT) Social and Economic Analysis
Shapiro Lisa 970-226-9208 Contractor - Cherokee Nation Technology Information Science
Stanley Thomas 970-226-9360 USGS (FORT) Trust Species & Habitats
Swann M. 970-226-9346 USGS (FORT) Social and Economic Analysis
Walters David 970-226-9484 USGS (FORT) Aquatic Systems