Hop online on March 18, 2020 from noon until 1 p.m. to hear about the TPWD Conservation License Plate Program funded research by Texas A&M University researchers Danielle K. Walkup, Toby J. Hibbitts, and Wade A. Ryberg: Movement, Home Range, and Habitat Use of the Spot-tailed Earless Lizards
Melissa Meierhofer is a Ph.D. candidate in Wildlife and Fisheries Science at Texas A&M and a research associate at A&M’s Natural Resources Institute. The recipient of a Fulbright Grant for the 2019-2020 academic year, she is currently living and studying in Finland. Her research focuses on a fungus-causing disease in bats called “white-nose syndrome,” which is spreading rapidly in North America. In Finland, she is working with other researchers to create mathematical models of the spread of the disease to assist the U.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Service as they try to save bat species. OGAPS caught up with Meierhofer for an update on her research and life in Finland.
The D.C. Environmental Film Festival will hold the first public screening of the documentary “The Sentinels” on Friday, March 13th at the U.S. Department of the Interior, located at 1849 C Street NW, Washington D.C.