2012 White-nose Syndrome Grant Recipients

  • Assessing the risk of Geomyces destructans transmission by bats that occupy contaminated hibernacula in late summer — Anne Ballmann, USGS National Wildlife Health Center; David Blehert; Carol  Meteyer; and Robin Russell
  • Characterization of climatic parameters within bat hibernacula, their influence on environmental loads of Geomyces destructans, and implications for the mitigation of white-nose syndrome in bats — David S. Blehert, USGS National Wildlife Health Center; Michelle L. Verant; Jonathan Epstein; and Kevin Olival
  • Fungal Biocontrol Agents for Alleviation or Remediation of Geomyces Destructans — Vishnu Chaturvedi, New York State Department of Health; and Sudha Chaturvedi
  • Antifungal skin microbes as tools for WNS management — Winifred F. Frick, University of California, Santa Cruz; A. Marm Kilpatrick; Craig K.R. Willis; and Jeffrey T. Foster
  • Understanding WNS Survivors: Exploring Resilience and Resistance to Variable Levels of Geomyces destructans Exposure in Context of Mitigation and Conservation — DeeAnn Reeder, Bucknell University; and Ken Field
  • Test of Biocompatible, Biodegradable, Widely Available and Inexpensive Anti-Fungal Agent on the Growth of G. destructans, the Causative Agent of White-Nose Syndrome, on Experimentally Infected Bats Under Controlled Laboratory Conditions — Maarten J. Vonhof, Western Michigan University; Timothy C. Carter; and M. Kevin Keel
  • Laboratory Studies of Host-Pathogen Interactions between Geomyces destructans and Bats — Craig Willis, University of Winnipeg; Trent K. Bollinger; Paul Cryan; Winifred F. Frick; A. Marm Kilpatrick; Vikram misra; and Gudrun Wibbelt