Across North America, including Missouri, bats of certain species are dying in worrisome numbers from a disease called white nose syndrome, a fungal disease. This disease kills the bats while they are in hibernation. Dr. Tom Tomasi, Missouri State University biology professor and his colleague, Dr. Christopher Lupfer, Missouri State biology assistant professor, are working … [Read more...] about Why are some bats species dying from a disease?
From November to March, bats put out their “Do Not Disturb” sign while they hibernate. Dr. Tom Tomasi, professor of biology at Missouri State University, studies hibernating animals in torpor, especially bats. He investigates the causes of declining bat populations, which he attributes to two things: white nose syndrome and torpor. White nose syndrome leads to a fungal … [Read more...] about Telling the (sometimes tragic) tales of bats