New Mexico Bats and Their Bacteria: Landscape Complexity and Plant Diversity as Drivers

(Note this is a week earlier than usual because of Thanksgiving) Ara Winter, PhD, UNM biologist post-doctoral researcher. Ara will tell us about how changes in the bacteria populations on bats are driven by the bats’ local habitat. The bacteria populations in bats are dependent on the degree of landscape and plant diversity complexity. The need to protect local and regional native habitats is highlighted.