03 Oct Our research funding on WNS is covered by the Santa Cruz Sentinel
Our research funding on WNS was covered by the Santa Cruz Sentinel on October 03 in a brief piece authored by Emily Benson. Below is an excerpt from the article.
In some disease-stricken areas, 90 to 100 percent of bats have died, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Some bat populations have declined so much that scientists believe that some species may go extinct.
This winter, a group led by Winifred Frick and Marm Kilpatrick, professors in the UC Santa Cruz Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will test two trials for reducing bat mortality.
The researchers won a joint grant from Bat Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy, as well as funding from the Fish and Wildlife Service, to conduct the trials. The scientists received two additional grants from the Fish and Wildlife Service for other projects related to white-nose syndrome.