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August 20, 2015

Bat Monitoring and White-nose Syndrome

Laura Ellison, Ecologist, was interviewed by a reporter from Georgia Public Radio for a story on bat monitoring and white-nose syndrome (WNS). Ellison was interviewed about declining bat populations and the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat). NABat provides standard guidelines for scientists and wildlife agencies to collect bat data uniformly and the ability to submit data to a centralized location.

June 1, 2012

White-Nose Syndrome Symposium 2012

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.

October 26, 2011

New Study Establishes Fungus as Cause of Deadly Bat Disease

Since 2006, white-nose syndrome (WNS) has caused catastrophic declines among several species of hibernating bats in eastern North America. Although colonization of skin by the fungus Geomyces destructans is consistently associated with characteristic lesions in the wings of affected bats, the causative role of G. destructans in WNS has not been scientifically validated until now. A new study published Oct.

Products by Fiscal Year

Title Author Year Type
Activity and diet of little brown bats in interior Alaska
Shively, R., P.S. Barboza, T. Jung, and C.A. Stricker
2013 Abstract
Alphacoronaviruses in New World bats: Prevalence, persistence, phylogeny, and potential for interaction with humans
Osborne, C., P. Cryan, T.J. O’Shea, L.M. Oko, C. Ndaluka, C.H. Calisher, A. Berglund, M.L. Klavetter, R.A. Bowen, K.V. Holmes, and S.R. Dominguez
2011 Journal Article
Bat ecology as it relates to white-nose syndrome
Cryan, P.M
2010 Abstract
Bats of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado: composition, reproduction, and roosting habits
O’Shea, T.J., P.M. Cryan, E.A. Snider, E.W. Valdez, L.E. Ellison, and D.J. Neubaum
2011 Journal Article


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Brown Donald 970-226-9155 USGS (FORT) Information Science
Cryan Paul 970-226-9389 USGS (FORT) Trust Species & Habitats
Dawson Scott 970-226-9185 Contractor - Cherokee Nation Technology Information Science
Everette Anthony 970-226-9225 USGS (FORT) Information Science
Novacek Aaron 970-226-9166 Contractor - Cherokee Nation Technology Information Science
O'Shea Thomas 970-226-9397 USGS (FORT) Trust Species & Habitats
Schweizer Haylee 970-226-9160 Contractor - Cherokee Nation Technology Information Science
Valdez Ernest 505-277-0284 USGS (FORT) Trust Species & Habitats