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Sybill Amelon

Research Wildlife Biologist
202 ABNR Bldg., University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO, 65211-7260
Phone: 573-875-5341 x231

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Nonlethal method of defining white-nose syndrome infection proves effective

Year: 2017

White-nose syndrome (WNS) has decimated hibernating bat populations in North America, but species in Europe appear to cope better with fungal skin infections that result in white-nose syndrome. A Forest Service scientist collaborated with scientists in the Czech Republic to develop a nonlethal method of comparing WNS infection in North American and European bats.

Bat wings offer promise as means of recognizing individuals

Year: 2017

The ability to recognize individuals within an animal population is fundamental to conservation and management. Identifying individual bats is uniquely challenging for the scientists studying them. A Forest Service scientist and her partners demonstrated that bats’ wings have great potential as a means of recognizing individual bats.

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