CNRE Third Thursday Webinar Series - Things Are Getting a Little Batty
From Julia Patricia Allen
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Can you imagine a Halloween without bats? In some parts of Virginia, the bat community is facing unprecedented threats from an invasive fungal disease, wind-energy expansion, and urbanization. This talk — presented by Mark Ford, Ph.D. — will address how Virginia Tech researchers have been working to better define distribution, current status, and habitat associations/needs within and surrounding the commonwealth. These efforts are leading to efficient ways to monitor bats to inform other stewardship needs to minimize negative impacts and maximize positive impacts.