Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

White-nose Syndrome

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Date published: April 16, 2020
Status: Active

Bat Research

White-nose syndrome (WNS) caused by the fungal pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) has decimated hibernating bat populations across North America since it emerged 10 years ago in New York. As Pd has spread across North America, infection dynamics and mortality from WNS have varied among species and across sites. The mechanisms behind vulnerability of species across the current...

Date published: April 16, 2020
Status: Active

Integrating colony counts with NABat acoustic data to reveal the true impacts of White-Nose Syndrome on northern long-eared bats

Bat Research

Research collaboration: Brian Reichert (FORT), Wayne Thogmartin (UMESC), Winifred Frick (Bat Conservation International), Tina Cheng (Bat Conservation International)

The northern long-eared bat...

Date published: April 16, 2020
Status: Active

A continental-scale study of acoustic phenology to improve population monitoring and inform management of hibernating bats

Bat Research

Research collaboration: Winifred Frick (Bat Conservation International), Theodore Weller (U.S. Forest Service), Wayne Thogmartin (UMESC), Craig Willis (University of Winnipeg), and Brian Reichert (FORT...

Date published: April 16, 2020
Status: Active

Modeling the response of cave hibernating Myotis species to white-nose syndrome mitigation tactics

Bat Research

Research collaboration: Robin Russell (NWHC), Tonie Rocke (NWHC), Wayne Thogmartin (UMESC), Evan Grant (PWRC)

White-nose syndrome is a fungal disease devastating cave-hibernating bat species (Myotis spp.) in the eastern...

Date published: April 16, 2020
Status: Active

Developing online integrated data visualization tools for WNS and NABat

Bat Research

Research collaboration: Brian Reichert (FORT), Anne Ballmann (NWHC), Jeremy Coleman (USFWS), Paul Cryan (FORT), Wayne Thogmartin (UMESC), and Katherine Irvine...

Date published: April 16, 2020
Status: Active

Quantifying vulnerability of bat species to White-nose Syndrome across North America

Bat Research

Research collaboration: Winifred Frick (Bat Conservation International), Brian Reichert (FORT), Theodore Weller (US Forest Service), Wayne Thogmartin (UMESC) and the North American Bat Colony Count...

Date published: May 16, 2017
Status: Completed

Population Demographic Models for the Conservation of Endangered Indiana Bats at Risk to White-Nose Syndrome

Bat Research

Bats are nocturnal, flying mammals that eat insects or fruits, pollinate flowers, distribute seeds, and are important to many ecosystems. Across North America there are 45 species of bats, many of which are threatened or endangered....

Date published: May 16, 2017
Status: Active

Infection by White-nose Syndrome is likely to Extirpate the Endangered Indiana Bat over major portions of its current range

White-nose syndrome (WNS), a novel fungal pathogen of cave-hibernating bat species in east and central North America, is causing the most precipitous decline in bat populations ever reported. This disease causes mortality in at least 6 species of bats, including the endangered Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis), with mortality rates in some hibernacula averaging 95%. Since the onset of this disease...