EPISODE 1: How do we stop the Spread of White-Nose Syndrome in Bats?
Over the past decade, millions of hibernating bats across eastern North America have died from a fungal disease called white-nose syndrome causing the fastest population decline of wild mammals ever recorded. Through their research, Dr. Craig Willis and the bat lab research team at the University of Winnipeg have been trying to slow the spread of this disease and help affected bats survive.
On this episode the research questions is, “how do we stop the spread of white-nose syndrome in bats?” We will hear from Dr. Craig Willis, bat lab research coordinator Kaleigh Norquay and other researchers about what they are doing to curb the spread of white-nose syndrome and what their research can tell us about managing wildlife diseases in the wake of global bat-borne pandemics like COVID-19.
Written, narrated and produced by Kent Davies
Interview participants: Craig Willis and Kaleigh Norquay.
UWRQ Logo and Web Editing: Kimberley Moore
Dr. Craig Willis, Interviewed by Kent Davies, January 23, 2020 at the University of Winnipeg Oral History Centre, Winnipeg MB. Digital Audio Recording. “Research Question Podcast,” Oral History Centre Archive, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB.
Kaleigh Norquay, Interviewed by Kent Davies, Feburary 2, 2020 at University of Winnipeg Oral History Centre, Winnipeg, MB. Digital Audio Recording. “Research Question Podcast,” Oral History Centre Archive, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg. MB.