SBDN / Mammal Colloquium 2020!

Folks in the Dodd-Watson labs presented a ton of work at this year’s meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern US!!!

Special congrats to Reed Crawford for winning ‘Best Bat Presentation’ at the meeting!!!

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KBWG & NASBR 2019

The lab recently participated in a couple different conferences!

Most recently, Reed gave his talk at NASBR (find abstracts here), wherein he summarized progress on his ongoing thesis research!

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Additionally, the lab group also participated at the annual meeting of the KY Bat Working Group. Big props to Michaela for receiving ‘best student presentation’ this year!

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Also,  retroactive props to Courtney for receiving her plaque at this meeting as well for the 2018 ‘best student presentation!’

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Info for talks at these meeting included:

Crawford, R., O’Keefe, J.M., and L.E. Dodd. Impact of Aspect on the Microclimate of Bat Boxes and Artificial Roost Selection of Indiana Bats. 49th Annual North American Symposium on Bat Research, Kalamazoo, MI, October 23-26, 2019.

Crawford, R., Robinson, E.P., O’Keefe, J.M., and L.E. Dodd. Artificial roost selection and emergence phenology of Indiana bats at two sites in Indiana and Kentucky. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Bat Working Group, Carter Caves State Resort Park, KY, 17-18 October 2019.

Hayes, C. R., K. Watson, and L.E. Dodd. Patterns of mesopredator presence and interaction in Appalachian Kentucky. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Bat Working Group, Carter Caves State Resort Park, KY, 17-18 October 2019.

Rogers, M.L., Z.L. Couch, and L.E. Dodd. Recapture trends in WNS-impacted maternity colonies of Indiana bats in Kentucky. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Bat Working Group, Carter Caves State Resort Park, KY, 17-18 October 2019.

 

BIOS Awards, Family Nature Day!

As we wrap up the semester, a couple things to note… Congrats to undergrad Courtney Hayes for winning theLaFuze Scholarship presented by the EKU Department of Biological Sciences, and also a big thanks to all the folks that braved the rain at the EKU Family Nature Day this past weekend (esp. Alex Baecher and Kelly Watson for the pics). It was a wet time, but we were still able to ‘bug out’ under the pavilion at EKU’s Maywoods Natural Area!

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