The College of Natural and Applies Sciences is excited to announce that the 2020 issue of Mind’s Eye features the work of Dr. Tom Tomasi.
Read an excerpt from his story:
Tomasi attributes the declining bat population to two things: white nose syndrome and torpor.
Bats can’t be in torpor all of hibernation. Every so often, a bat arouses out of torpor. The heartbeat speeds up. The body temperature rises. The bat may find a better spot in the cave.
“Bat females generally produce one pup a year. If that pup survives, it’s going to take a long time to get back up where it needs to be.”
Congratulations, Dr. Tomasi!