Biologists from NRI, Bat Conservation International and Texas A&M Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences are currently testing for the presence of a fungus that causes white-nose Syndrome in bats. On-going research projects aim to monitor the spread of the disease and potentially find a treatment for bats in the Texas Panhandle. Just this year, the fungus was detected in counties toward central Texas, affecting another type of bat, the Mexican Free-Tailed Bat.
Read more about the spread and implications of white-nose syndrome in this article by Texas Parks and Wildlife.
NRI's previous work on white-nose syndrome:
- NRI bat researchers help detect fungus that causes white-nose syndrome
- IRNR researchers survey bat populations in Texas, anticipating white-nose syndrome
- Texas A&M AgriLife helping address disease deadly to bats