UNCG associate professor of biology: Deadly Bat Disease Spreads In NC Caves

Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 by dysherro under Faculty, Research. Tags: , , , ,
The State of Things  11:00 am Thu June 20, 2013
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  Little brown bat; close-up of nose with fungus, New York, Oct. 2008.

Credit Photo courtesy Ryan von Linden/New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Little brown bat; close-up of nose with fungus, New York, Oct. 2008.

An emerging disease known as White Nose Syndrome has wiped out bats across the Northeast, and now it’s spreading in the North Carolina mountains.

Mass bat die-offs could have huge implications for the state’s ecology and economy.

Host Frank Stasio learns more from Matina Kalcounis-Ruppell, associate professor of biology at UNC Greensboro, and Gabrielle Graeter, wildlife diversity
biologist with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.


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