The Bat and Mouse Lab
Professor of Biological Sciences
Interim Dean, Natural and Applied Sciences
University of Alberta
Archived Lab News:
-Congratulations to Matina for winning the 2018 Golden Bat Award from the North Carolina Bat Working Group.
-Congratulations to Rada Petric for winning the UNCG 3MT competition - she is off to regionals in Tennessee!
-Welcome to the lab Becky Malin!
-Congratulations to Dr. Angela Larsen on her graduation and undergraduate Aaron Wagoner on his graduation!
-Congratulations to Han Li for winning the 2017 Golden Bat Award from the North Carolina Bat Working Group. This award recognizes individuals working tirelessly for bat conservation statewide.
-Welcome to Brian Springall who is a new MS student in the lab interested in the social calls of bats.
-Kevin defended his thesis proposal; Rada defended her dissertation proposal; Angie defended her dissertation!
-Congratulations to Rada for winning best student presentation at the Acoustic Communication in Animals conference!
-Congratulations to Angie on winning a best student presentation award at the Colloquium for the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern US.
-Welcome to Kevin Parker - a new MS student starting in the lab.
-Congratulations to Sarah for defending her proposal - we are really looking forward to these results!
-Congratulations to Angie Larsen for winning the 2015 3MT competition at UNCG. She will be competing for UNCG regionally in 2016.
-Dr. Han Li joined the lab as a Post Doc to work on the NC NABat project as part of the Carolinas Regional Acoustic Survey grant.
-Jack finishes his thesis!! Jack is headed to UGA to start a PhD.
-Welcome two new MS students: Cynthia and Sarah.
-Angie was awarded an EPA STAR Fellowship! Congratulations Angie.
-Urubatan Moura joined the lab (from Brazil). Read about his project here.
-Matina, Jack, and Ashley just returned from a great IBRC meeting in Costa Rica. Kristy defended her thesis and is starting a PhD as an NSF GK-12 fellow.
-Everyone traveled to Fall Creek Falls, State Park, TN for the SBDN/Mammal Colloquium meeting in February. Kristy, Ashley, Jack, Angie and Monica all presented their work and did a great job. Angie won the award for the best student presentation - this was the first time is several years that a non-bat paper won for the best student presentation.
-We have a new Post Doc! Mary Timonin arrived from Canada and will be heading to CA shortly to run our project examining Peromyscus californicus behaviours (including ultrasound production). (Summer 2012)
-Welcome to two new PhD students: Angie Larsen and Monica Stewart. Both come from a small mammal background and both spent the summer with field crews learning the ropes. (Summer 2012)
-Welcome Jack. Jack is a new MS student. He arrived from Mike Lacki’s lab in Kentucky. He spent the summer catching bats on the NC coast and did a super job (along with his technician Katherine). (Summer 2012)
-Welcome to Kristen! It was an eventful arrival with both a hurricane and an earthquake to greet her. We are very excited to have her join the lab. (Summer 2011)
-Congrats to Kristy who was awarded the 2011 Guilford County Wildlife Club scholarship. (Summer 2011)
-Matina's utrasound work was featured in the Smithsonian in a piece by Rob Dunn with a great Peromyscus photo by Jeff Beane. Article Here
-Goodbye to Caitlin and Christian who were summer REU students. Caitlin examined USV production at nest sites of wild Peromyscus and Christian wrote code for automated processing of thermal video of wild mice.
-Congratulations to Matt for finishing his thesis. He is working on his manuscript and is starting in the EHS PhD program at UNCG.
-Congratulations to Kim Briones who was awarded a Sigma Xi GIAR for her work on understanding the trophic of Peromyscus in pine forests managed for biofuel feedstock production. (Fall 2010).
-Rada is finished! Congratulations Rada. She will be a lecturer in the Department next semester and work on two papers on USV production by Peromyscus. (Fall 2010).
-Matina is working at NESCent as a visiting scholar. She is modelling the importance of peripheral populations of bats in the SE in the face of White Nose Syndrome (Fall 2010).
-Congratulations to David Schuchart for being awarded a Best Student Presentation Prize at the Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. David has been working on code to automate the analysis of our thermal images of wild Peromyscus as part of an NSF-Biomath project (Fall 2010).
-Jessie is moving to Colorado to start a job with the Natural Sounds Program of the National Park Service (Spring 2010).-Matina and her SBDN colleagues awarded the Wings Across the Americas Award for Bat Conservation (Winter 2010).-Matt and Megan returned from a successful field season. Matt is busy looking at his data (Winter 2010)
.-Jessie and Kitty defended their theses (Fall 2009).
-Check out news at our Facebook lab site (UNCG Bat and Mouse Lab) and our field blog.
-Sam Sullivan and Shunda Rushing are back this semester working on USVs (Fall 2009).
-Welcome to Kim Briones! Kim has come from California to join the lab and has been working with bats for many years. She will work on some of the questions associated with fall/winter behavior of bats in the Coastal Plain (Fall 2009).
-Congratulations to Kitty Carney for being awarded and Animal Behavior Society Student Research Award (summer 2009).-Welcome to Sam Sullivan and Kimberly Thomas. They will be working as summer interns on our Peromyscus ultrasound project (summer 2009).
-Welcome to Megan Wallrichs who will be working with Matt as a field assistant this year (summer 2009).-Matina awarded the 2009 Alumni Teaching Award (summer 2009)-Matina is tenured! (summer 2009).
-Welcome to Matt Marshall. Matt is working on biofuel production and small mammals in coastal North Carolina (spring 2009).-Welcome to Dyora Kinsey, Marquice Miller, Kimberly Thomas and Asia L'Rae Walker. They will be joining the lab as summer interns working on our Peromyscus ultrasound project (summer 2008).
-Congratulations to spring 2008 graduates: Grisel Rodriguez Fuentes, David Allgood, Adam Morris, and Melissa Vindigni (summer 2008).-Adam Morris and Melissa Vindigni defended their theses in March (spring 2008). -Congratulations to David Allgood who won the 2008 UNCG Harter Award for his undergraduate research (spring 2008)
-California mousketeers (Rada, Eden, Jessie and Kitty) featured in the Carmel Pine Cone (spring 2008) for thermal images of cougar (article here). -Congratulations and good bye to Jackie Metheny who will be leaving UNCG next semester to start her PhD with Jerry Wilkinson at the University of Maryland (fall 2007).
-Welcome to Eden Gonzales who will work with our field crew this winter in California. Eden is a student at CSU Monterey Bay and will assist Kitty and Jessie on their research on ultrasonic communication in Peromyscus at the Hastings Natural History Reserve. Also assisting will be Rada Petric who has worked as an undergrad in our lab on Peromyscus ultrasound. (fall 2007)
-Welcome to Kitty Carney who joined our lab in November. Kitty's thesis research will be on ultrasonic communication in Peromyscus boylii at the Hastings Natural History Reserve (fall 2007). -Congratulations to Lindsey Shiflet who defended her thesis (fall 2007).
-Welcome to Jessie Briggs who will be coming form Washington State University to join our lab in August. Jessie's thesis research will be on ultrasonic communication in Peromyscus species at the Hastings Natural History Reserve (spring 2007).
-Congratulations to Jackie Metheny who was awarded UNCG 2007 Outstanding Thesis Award (spring 2007).
-Congratulations to Jackie Metheny who was awarded the Elmer C. Birney Honorarium from the American Society of Mammalogists for a manuscript based on her thesis research (spring 2007).
-Congratulations and good luck to Toya Wright who defended her thesis on mating behaviour variation in wild Peromyscus and is now gainfully employed at Duke University (spring 2007).
-Congratulations to both David Allgood and Rada Petric who were awarded UNCG Undergraduate Research Assistantships to support their research on the effect of intensive pine management on bat prey in the NC Coastal Plain and character displacement in ultrasonic vocalizations of Peromyscus, respectively (spring 2007).
-Congratulations to Lindsey Shifllet who was awarded the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network Student Award for her oral presentation on her work on stable isotopes and bat diet at the Annual Colloquium for the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeast meeting (winter 2007).
-Congratulations to Jackie Metheny who defended her thesis on genetic relationships among tree roosting big brown bats (autumn 2006). -Congratulations to Adam Morris who was awarded a UNCG Summer Graduate Award for his thesis work on the use of edge habitat by bats in an intensively managed pine landscape in the NC Coastal Plain (summer 2006).