We study persistence and extinction risks of bats in the context of growing threats from white-nose syndrome and rapid environmental changes occurring across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We provide expertise on the natural history and ecology of bats, methods of survey design and acoustic call processing for species identification, and statistical analysis.
Photo credit: Michael Durham
We serve as a center of gravity for interagency collaboration to pursue questions of common interest about bat conservation status and trends and inform evidence-based conservation decision-making.
Our collaborative hub enables pooling of resources and an economy of scale, leveraging individual partner investments for coordinated regional conservation knowledge and action.
Northwest Nature Matters Podcast - When Mammals Fly: Exploring the Natural History and Conservation of Bats
Bat Hub Program Coordinator Roger & HERS Lab Co-Director Tom discuss bat biology and research and the Bat Hub’s role in bat conservation & monitoring.