From weather radars to wildlife disease: Frontiers in bat ecology and conservation
A Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar presented by Winifred Frick, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Winifred Frick is an ecologist and research scientist in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz who studies population and behavioral ecology. Her work spans a number of broad research topics from pollination ecology to disease ecology as well as an emerging field called aeroecology. Much of her research focuses on bats, but she is broadly interested in species interactions as well as the interface between basic ecology and applied conservation biology. She will present her current research on transmission and population impacts of an emerging infectious disease on hibernating bats, White-Nose Syndrome. She will also discuss her research on use of weather radar technologies to observe and quantify aerial bat populations as well as share highlights from her research on nectar-feeding behavior in desert bats.