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Post WNS bat ecology in the eastern United States


January 2013 - December 2022


This project is a comprehensive investigation of the foraging and roosting ecology and distribution of bats in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast following White-nose Syndrome with emphasis on the threatened Northern long-eared bat and the endangered Indiana bat. Work is expanding to encompass Coastal Plain bat ecology including migratory patterns or eastern red bats.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 238

Phd Students: 159

Post Docs: 57

University Staff: 260

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 688

Scientific Publications: 1918

Presentations: 4316



Funding Agencies

  • Army Installation Command
  • Capital Areas Region
  • Joint Fire Science Program
  • NASA
  • National Council for Air and Stream Improvement
  • Navy Facilities and Engineering Command
  • Region 5
  • US Army Fort AP HIll
  • USFWS Region 4
  • USFWS Regions 3, 4, and 5
  • USGS Biology Disease Directorate
  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • Virginia Dept. Game and Inland Fisheries
  • Virginia Field Office
  • WNS Response Program


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey