Going Bats

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Three FORT scientists are presenting at the 40th Annual Symposium on Bat Research hosted by the North American Society for Bat Research (NASBR) October 27-30 in Denver, Colo. Ernest Valdez is presenting on "Diets of the sympatric Pacific sheath-tailed bat and Mariana swiftlet on Aguiguan, Mariana Islands." Paul Cryan will be presenting an overview of research needs for white-nose syndrome during a panel discussion on this devastating disease and a research poster entitled, "Evidence of mating readiness in certain bats killed by wind turbines." Laura Ellison is presenting a poster she coauthored with Dr. Cryan and retired USGS scientist Tom O'Shea, also related to white-nose syndrome in bats: "A Map of the Big Brown Bat Wing: 'Typical' Damage and Scarring in an Urban Maternity Population Prior to White-Nose Syndrome."

Ernest Valdez

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Ernest Valdez