WNS Reports, Research and Data Sources

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Reichard, J.D., and T.H. Kunz. 2009. White-nose syndrome inflicts lasting injuries to the wings of little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus). Acta Chiropterologica 11: 457-464.
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Wildlife notes (PDF form) of all PA Wildlife, including bats, from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
These life history accounts and range maps represent updated versions of the species information in the three-volume set "California's Wildlife" edited by Zeiner, D.C. et al 1988-1990. There are also accounts for 48 more species here than in the original publication, bringing the total up to 694.
This protocol was written in template format to assist state and federal agencies to effectively utilize wildlife rehabilitation in response to emerging White-nose Syndrome in North American cave-dwelling bats.
Hazel A. Barton, Ph.D., Northern Kentucky University, provides an update on the decontamination protocols she had been investigating. Included in the report are updates concerning heat treatments and chemical agents possibly effective in reducing Gd.

Hazel A. Barton, Ph.D. -- Northern Kentucky University, and Kevin Keel, DVM, Ph.D. -- University of Georgia
The propagation and decontamination of WNS in the environment (Identifying compounds to stop the fungus associated with WNS)

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Thomas G. Hallam, University of Tennessee, outlines three priorities that have been investigated in relation to WNS. These include the following: 1). Estimate the probabilities for infection in uninfected hibernacula; 2). Formulate and optimize control strategies; and 3).
Thomas Hallam, Ph.D.-- University of Tennessee; Gary McCracken, Ph.D. -- University of Tennessee; Dobromir Dimitrov, Ph.D. -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center-SCHARP; Paula Federico, Ph.D. -- Ohio State University; and Jeffery Nichols, Ph.D. -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory -
Hazel A. Barton, Ph.D., Northern Kentucky University, provides an update on her research with Geomyces pannorum and Geomyces destructans decontamination. The project includes updating protocols on mist-net decontamination that may also work for cave/hibernacula equipment.

2010 research progress report for evaluation of non-pathogenic bat skin microbes for antagonistic activity to Geomyces destructans from Sybill Amelon, U. S. Forest Service and Guy Knudsen, University of Idaho.

On July 14-16, 2010, an Insectivorous Bat Captive Population Feasibility Workshop was held at the Saint Louis Zoo in Saint Louis, Missouri, which was organized by FWS, BCI, and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and facilitated by CBSG.

A final report of the effects of white-nose syndrome on the insectivorous bat population.
Hazel A. Barton, PhD., Northern Kentucky University, provides an update on her research on the propagation and decontamination of Geomyces destructans.
In 2009, the Service authorized the Smithsonian National Zoo's Conservation Biology Institute near Front Royal, Va., to begin an experiment to maintain endangered Virginia big-eared bats in captivity.
April 15, 2010
April 15, 2010
USFWS: Review of the Smithsonian Conservation Research Cehter's VBEB Captive Holding program offers a summary of results, veterinary evaluation, and compliance criteria evaluation. March 30, 2010
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USFWS Review CRC VBEB (pdf March 2010)776.53 KB
March 8
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March 8 - PEER letter to USFWS291.43 KB
March 5, 2010
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March 5, 2010 PEER FOIA Request62.63 KB

Sybill K. Amelon, Ph.D. -- USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station; Guy Knudsen, Ph.D. -- University of Idaho; Sara Oyler-McCance, Ph.D. -- U.S. Geological Survey, Rocky Mountain Center for Conservation Genetics and Systematics; and Lori Eggert, Ph.D. -- University of Missouri

An outline of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to take action to address the problem of white-nose syndrome in bats.
Carol Uphoff Meteyer, Elizabeth L. Buckles, David S. Blehert, Alan C. Hicks, D. Earl Green, Valerie Shearn-Bochsler, Nancy J. Thomas, Andrea Gargas and Melissa J. Behr, published in Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
A. Gargas, M.T. Trest, M.Christensen, T.J. Volk and D.S. Blehert, published in Mycotaxon After extensive research, it has been determined that the fungus responsible for WNS is a new species of fungus called Geomyces destructans. April-June 2009.
Peter Youngbaer, NSS WNS Liason: This report summarizes all major research projects in connection with WNS from 2008 to March 2009. (Pdf, March 2009)
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WNS March 2009 Research Status Report197.6 KB
Winifred F. Frick, D.Scott Reynolds and Thomas H. Kunz: Journal of Animal Ecology, Vol. 79, Issue 1, pages 128-136.

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