Fungus Behind Deadly Bat Disease Found in Northern California
Fungus Behind Deadly Bat Disease Found in Northern California
Bats are infected with the microbe that causes white-nose syndrome, but the disease itself has not shown up.
Fungus Behind Deadly Bat Disease Found in Northern California
Fungus Behind Deadly Bat Disease Found in Northern California

Bats are infected with the microbe that causes white-nose syndrome, but the disease itself has not shown up.

Bats are infected with the microbe that causes white-nose syndrome, but the disease itself has not shown up.

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Study: UV Light Destroys Bat-Killing Fungus
Study: UV Light Destroys Bat-Killing Fungus
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 5, 2018
White nose syndrome has killed millions of bats throughout North America since it was discovered on the continent. 
White-Nose Syndrome Fungus Infects Bats in Texas
White-Nose Syndrome Fungus Infects Bats in Texas
Jef Akst | Mar 27, 2017
The pathogenic fungus that has decimated populations of bats throughout the eastern United States has surfaced in the state for the first time, although none of the bats appear diseased.
China’s Bats Widely Resistant to White-Nose Syndrome
China’s Bats Widely Resistant to White-Nose Syndrome
Bob Grant | Mar 10, 2016
A study suggests bats in Asia could have genes that protect them from the fungal infection that is decimating bat populations in North America.
Bats Make a Comeback
Bats Make a Comeback
Molly Sharlach | Dec 22, 2014
Citizen-scientist data obtained through the U.K.’s National Bat Monitoring Programme show that populations of 10 bat species have stabilized or are growing.
Bad Raps
Bad Raps
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2014
Understanding animal diseases—for their sake and for ours
A Race Against Extinction
A Race Against Extinction
A. Marmaduke Kilpatrick | Dec 1, 2014
Bat populations ravaged; hundreds of amphibian species driven to extinction; diverse groups of birds threatened. Taking risks will be necessary to control deadly wildlife pathogens.
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach | Dec 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2014 issue of The Scientist.
TS Live: Disease on the Wing
TS Live: Disease on the Wing
Bob Grant | Nov 30, 2014
Bats' special relationship with pathogens
<em>The Scientist</em> on The Pulse, May 9
The Scientist on The Pulse, May 9
Kerry Grens | May 9, 2014
The rejuvenating effects of young blood, white nose syndrome spread, and penguin flu
Bat-Killing Fungus Spreads West
Bat-Killing Fungus Spreads West
Dan Cossins | Aug 5, 2013
Researchers have detected the fungus responsible for white-nose syndrome, which decimates bat populations, in Arkansas.
Bunker Bats
Bunker Bats
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2013
Military bunkers along the US East Coast may serve as sterile overwintering sites for bat populations threatened by white-nose syndrome.
Hunker Bunker
Hunker Bunker
Jef Akst | Jul 31, 2013
Inside the Cold War bunker where wildlife biologists tried to create a safe haven for bats at risk of contracting a deadly fungal disease
A Cloud for Bats
Hayley Dunning | Aug 2, 2012
A unique habitat seeks to bring awareness to a disease decimating populations of the flying mammals.
Designing Bat Homes
The Scientist Staff | Aug 2, 2012
Strung between a cluster of trees in a quiet nature reserve in Buffalo, New York, is a collection of large, metal pods. For now, they are quiet day and night, but the pods' architect, Joyce Hwang, hopes that in future twilights, they will be buzzing
Bat Deaths Hit 6 Million
Hannah Waters | Jan 19, 2012
The deadly white-nose fungus has killed some 6 million bats in the 5 years since its discovery—and it doesn’t show sign of stopping.
Bat Luck
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 1, 2012
An intrepid researcher and her team battle the elements and bouts of misfortune to explore the biodiversity of a brand new African country.
National plan save bats
Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011
In light of the looming threat of extinction of North American bat populations brought on by the lethal and rapidly spreading disease known as white nose syndrome, the US Fish and Wildlife Service unveiled this week a national plan for coordinating efforts for combatting the disease at the loca, state, and federal level.