Team testing biological treatment for pathogens that are killing honeybees and bats
A researcher at Georgia State University is studying a new, biological treatment for bacterial and fungal pathogens that are killing honeybees and bats in record numbers.
If you own, use or manage a swimming pool, Indiana State's bat research center needs your help
As spring turns to summer, many of us enjoy the longer days by lingering on our back porches or sitting by the pool.
Researchers tap into social networks of endangered Indiana bat to aid in habitat management
(Phys.org) —Depending on habitat availability, the endangered Indiana bat may be able to use its social connections to survive a certain amount of roost destruction, according to research by scientists ...
'Extinct' bat rediscovered after 120 years in the wilderness
More than a century after it was "lost", the New Guinea big-eared bat has been discovered by Queensland researchers working in Papua New Guinea's forests. The critically endangered bat was thought to be extinct, ...
Glow-in-the-dark tool lets scientists find diseased bats
Scientists working to understand the devastating bat disease known as white-nose syndrome (WNS) now have a new, non-lethal tool to identify bats with WNS lesions —ultraviolet, or UV, light.
'Listening' helps scientists track bats without exposing the animals to disease
A fungus that infects bats as they hibernate is killing them by the millions, placing three species in the East perilously close to being declared endangered—or perhaps beyond, towards extinction.
Tiny muscles help bats fine-tune flight, stiffen wing skin
Bats appear to use a network of hair-thin muscles in their wing skin to control the stiffness and shape of their wings as they fly, according to a new study. The finding provides new insight about the aerodynamic ...
Study confirms highways are bad news for several bat species
Two new species of yellow-shouldered bats endemic to the Neotropics
Lying forgotten in museum collections two new species of yellow-shouldered bats have been unearthed by scientists at the American Museum of New York and The Field Museum of Natural History and described in ...
Fungal disease fatal to bats spreads to half of US
A fungal disease that has killed millions of North American bats is spreading and now has been detected in half of the United States.
The long-fingered bat goes fishing
The long-fingered bat (Myotis capaccinii) is on the verge of extinction; the work by the UPV/EHU biologist Ostaizka Aizpurua has been crucial in getting to know it better, to be able to take the necessary steps to protect ...
Going batty for jumping DNA as a cause of species diversity
The vesper bats are the largest and best-known common family of bats, with more than 400 species spread across the globe, ranking second among mammals in species diversity.
Foraging bats can warn each other away from their dinners
Look into the spring sky at dusk and you may see flitting groups of bats, gobbling up insect meals in an intricately choreographed aerial dance. It's well known that echolocation calls keep the bats from ...
Light pollution impairs rainforest regeneration
Increasing light pollution in tropical habitats could be hampering regeneration of rainforests because of its impact on nocturnal fruit-eating bats.