Date(s) - 01/18/2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We are really excited to be hosting guest speaker Dr. Allen Kurta, author, and professor from Eastern University! He will be speaking about the hibernation patterns of Michigan’s native bat species and the threats they face due to white nose syndrome.
***More about Dr. Allen Kurta***
Dr. Allen Kurta received a B.S. and M.S. in zoology from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in biology from Boston University. His research for the past 38 years has focused on the ecology and behavior of bats, with an emphasis on the endangered Indiana Bat and threatened Northern Long-eared Bat. He has published over 95 papers in scientific journals, and he has authored or edited numerous books, including, Mammals of the Great Lakes Region, The Bats of Puerto Rico, and Bats of Michigan. Dr. Kurta is a member of the Indiana Bat Recovery Team for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee on Mammals for the Endangered Species Program of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the North American Society for Bat Research.