WNS in National Geographic
Bats are crucial to ecosystems—devouring insects, dispersing seeds, and pollinating flowers. But in the U.S. an insidious new enemy is causing massive die-offs.
by David Qaummen, December 2010.
Cover Story Sunday WI State J.
Researchers work to protect Wisconsin bats against deadly disease
DODGEVILLE - Bat researcher Dave Redell went to work trapping bats one night last week with the gloomy knowledge that, within two to three years, many of the animals caught in his nets could be dead.
by Ron Seely, posted September 5, 2009.
MSA talk covered in Science News
On plant invaders and bat fungus -- Reports from the Botany & Mycology 2009 meeting
by Susan Milius August 29th, 2009; Vol.176 #5 (p. 13)
Bat WNS and a new species Geomyces destructans
We have isolated and cultured the associated psychrophilic fungus and causative agent of the
White-Nose Syndrome cutaneous infection, a new species of Geomyces
Download Mycotaxon Article
Read more at Tom Volk's fungus of the month
Video from US Congressional Hearing
Bat White-Nose Syndrome Spreads to More States
From a center near Albany, NY, WNS has now spread to West Virginia and central Pennsylvania.
NPR March 11 story
White-Nose Syndrome Threatens the Survival of Hibernating Bats in North America
What is killing our bats?
Thousands of bats are dying in the US NE. We identified the associated fungus, potentially a new species of Geomyces
Read about it on line at Science Express
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Aspergillus and Penicillium
Together wih Martha Christensen and her fungal collections
we are using genetic tools to define species of Aspergillus
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