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Entries for February 2019

Saving the Bats, One Cave at a Time

Saving the Bats, One Cave at a Time
(February 19, 2019) Understudied bat species and populations in the Western United states are facing the arrival of white-nose syndrome (WNS). WNS is a fungal disease affecting hibernating bats that was first identified in 2006 in New York and has since killed millions of bats in eastern North America. Since 2016, our Health Programs' staff have been part of a team collecting baseline empirical data on pre-WNS bat hibernation physiology, behavior, and morphology that can inform our understanding of western bat WNS ...

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Women in Science: WCS Health Program's Epidemiologist Dr Sarah Olson Highlighted

Women in Science: WCS Health Program's Epidemiologist Dr Sarah Olson Highlighted
(February 15, 2019) February 11th was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019 and we were proud to see our wildlife epidemiologist Dr Sarah Olson highlighted with other inspirational female scientists by Mongabay. Amongst other ground-breaking research, Sarah studies Ebola virus in African bats and White-nose syndrome in Western bats in the United States:      Mongabay: Meet eight female conservation scientists who inform and inspire  Listen> Mongabay Interview...

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