Winifred is the Chief Scientist at Bat Conservation International and an associate research professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz. My research is broadly focused on exploring how populations respond to anthropogenic and natural stressors and how we use science to inform conservation. I believe good science combines natural curiosity, a dedicated work ethic, and remembering to have fun.
Amy is a doctoral student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCSC, co-advised by Winifred Frick and Kathleen Kay. Her research interests include bat-cactus pollination.
Kyle is a doctoral student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCSC, co-advised by Winifred Frick and Erika Zavaleta His research interests include bats and urban ecology.
Dr. Kate Langwig
Kate Langwig finished her doctoral degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCSC, co-advised by Winifred Frick and Marm Kilpatrick. Kate’s research focused on impacts of WNS on bat species, seasonality of disease, invasion dynamics, and more. She is currently a post-doc at Harvard University.
Dr. Joe Hoyt
Joe Hoyt finished his Ph.D. and Master’s in EEB at UCSC, co-advised by Winifred Frick and A. Marm Kilpatrick. Joe works on a variety of exciting topics on WNS, including social contacts, endemic and invasive disease dynamics, pathogen phylogenetics, and continuing the work on potential biocontrol.
Dr. Tina Cheng
Tina Cheng finished her Ph.D. in EEB at UCSC, co-advised by Winifred Frick and A. Marm Kilpatrick. Her doctoral work focused on white-nose syndrome, looking at mechanisms of population persistence and potential treatment options for WNS.