Winifred Frick, Ph.D. | Assistant Adjunct Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz
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WELCOME TO THE FRICK LAB OF

BAT ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION

Discovering patterns and processes of ecological interactions is fundamental for understanding and protecting the natural world. Our work investigates species interactions at multiple scales and in different ecological contexts with the goal of discovering ecological dynamics that improve our ability to conserve biodiversity. Most of our research focuses on bats, which make up a quarter of all mammalian diversity.  We explore many different research topics, including studying the impacts of disease on bat populations, investigating how global change affects bat populations, and studying bat-plant interactions in the Sonoran desert.

 

  • Aeroecology

    Aeroecology

    Aeroecology focuses on the ecological function and biological importance of the aerosphere and organisms that depend on it.

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  • Wildlife Disease

    Wildlife Disease

    We study the disease dynamics and impacts of white-nose syndrome (WNS), an infectious fungal disease that has killed millions of hibernating bats in North America since 2006.

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  • Ecology & Conservation

    Ecology & Conservation

    Our lab assesses the ecology and conservation of bats and the impacts of global change on bat populations

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