The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Enabling Coexistence Options for Wind Energy and Wildlife (ECO Wind) program is hosting a webinar on the state of knowledge on bat populations from 9:00-10:30 AM PT (4:00-5:30 PM UTC) on 25 October 2022.
Bats are difficult animals to study. Some species are solitary and dispersed across the landscape while others roost in numbers too large to count. Although it can be difficult to estimate the population size and trend for most species of bats, it is important in understanding how bats respond to stressors such as white-nose syndrome and wind turbine strikes. This webinar will review our current understanding of bat populations, provide an update on the potential listing of several species in the U.S., and discuss the various monitoring methodologies and genetic research used to estimate population size of trends of bats.
- Bethany Straw (U.S. Geological Survey)
- Jonathan Jaka (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
- Amanda Hale (Western EcoSystems Technology)
- Juliet Nagle (University of Maryland-College for Environmental Science)