Effects of White-Nose Syndrome on Hibernating Bat Populations: Application of Stochastic Mathematical Models -- Progress Report (July 2011)

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). Demonstrate environmental conditions that govern the structure of WNS to discover more about Gd. Progress in each priority has been outlined, and preliminary abstracts have been provided. Progress Report (July 2011)