Etiology, Epidemiological and Ecological Research

Summary

The National WNS Plan recognizes that research is needed to inform management decisions and that significant coordination between research and management will be critical to maximize the potential for effective disease management. The Etiology, Epidemiological and Ecological Research Working Group has developed an Action Plan for needed research on relevant aspects of bat ecology and behavior, etiology and pathogenesis of the causative agent, interactions of pathogen, hosts and environment, and ecological and economic consequences of WNS. This Action Plan is intended to be a dynamic product that will be periodically reviewed and updated to incorporate anticipated advancements made by researchers and new areas for investigation.

 

 

Contact

Sybill Amelon (samelon@fs.fed.gov)