Red Barn Series, Newfound Audubon
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Speaker: Dr. Katherine York, Associate Professor of Biology and Chair, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Southern New Hampshire University
This talk focuses on identifying the eight native species of bats in New Hampshire, acoustic and stationary monitoring techniques, and the current status of White nose syndrome among bats in the U.S.
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I have worked with animals all my life, first earning a B.S. in Animal Science and working as a zookeeper and a vet tech, before receiving my M.Ed. in Secondary Biology Education from UNH. I have always wanted to teach people about animals, and I think the way we treat animals says a lot about how we ultimately treat the whole Earth. During my Ph.D. program in Natural Resources at UNH, I focused on environmental ethics and on our human relationship with both animals and the Earth. I have studied bats in New Hampshire for the last few years, and now monitor the abundance and distribution of bat species in the state using acoustic and stationary techniques. White nose syndrome has devastated many of our native bat populations, so it is especially important to keep an eye on their numbers and relative health, as we watch this unfortunate disease progression across North America.
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