With over 1300 known species, bats are some of the most numerous mammals on the planet. Despite being so abundant and found on every continent except Antarctica, bats are misunderstood and under threat. Join us for a lively presentation in which Dr. Laura Kloepper, a Chiropterologist (aka Bat Scientist), explains the wonders of bats and how you can help protect them.
She will explain the incredible adaptations bats have that allow them to be so prolific, the current threats to bats, and how you can help protect them. Her presentation will include videos and pictures from her own field research at bat caves and there will be plenty of time for Q&A at the end.
About Dr. Kloepper
Laura Kloepper is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Hampshire, where she leads the Ecological Acoustics and Behavior Lab. Her research investigates how animals use acoustics to sense and navigate their world and how we can use acoustics to monitor animal populations. Dr. Kloepper has received a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award and serves in leadership positions at the Acoustical Society of America