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Post-White-nose syndrome trends in Virginia’s cave bats, 2008-2013

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Karen E. Powers, Richard J. Reynolds, Wil Orndorff, W. Mark Ford, and Christopher S. Hobson, 2015, Post-White-nose syndrome trends in Virginia’s cave bats, 2008-2013: Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment, v. 7, iss. 4.

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Since its 2009 detection in Virginia hibernacula, the fungal pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destructans causing White-nose Syndrome (WNS) has had a marked impact on cave bats locally. From 2008-2013, we documented numeric and physiologic changes in cave bats through fall swarm (FS), early hibernation (EH), and late hibernation (LH) capture and banding surveys at 18 hibernacula in western Virginia. We coupled active surveys with passive biennial winter counts in 2009, 2011, and 2013. We compared individual body mass index (BMI) across years for FS, EH, and LH hibernation to determine if WNS impacts on extant bats would be manifested by changes in body condition (as anecdotally observed elsewhere for WNS-impacted bats) as well as a population [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.5897/JENE2015.0507
series unknown Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment

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