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Undergraduate Researcher Amanda Bevan working on bat ecology, conservation, and management projects

Photo: Amanda Bevan inspecting a bat

Big brown bat wing (Eptesicus fuscus).

My name is Amanda and I am a senior majoring in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources. I have worked with Dr. Brooke Maslo for the past two years on several bat ecology, conservation, and management projects.

Photo: Eptesicus fuscus

Big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) caught during a maternity survey in a residential area of North Jersey. I worked with NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife Service and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation to study urban bat populations.

I am a George H. Cook Scholar candidate and my thesis project is a "Survival analysis of Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) with White-nose Syndrome". This past winter break I volunteered on a bat conservation project in Malawi, Africa, where I helped with bat ecology and biodiversity studies and assisted in addressing human-bat conflict.

Photo: Amanda Bevan

A night of mist-netting in the Pine Barrens for the federally threatened northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) to learn about their roosting requirements in New Jersey.

Photo: Schlieffen's twilight bat (Nycticeinops schlieffeni)

Schlieffen's twilight bat (Nycticeinops schlieffeni) in a mopane forest in Liwonde National Park, Malawi, Africa.