Nov. 14, 2019
Here’s the thing about bats: They can fly. And they do that in the dark.
Those two factors make bats, which make up 20 percent of the mammal species, extremely difficult to study.
Geneticist Faith Walker and wildlife ecologist Carol Chambers wanted a better look at the 1,406 known species of bats, so after years of trying to meet the bats where they were, the two Northern Arizona University researchers instead turned to what the bats left behind: feces. Research into… Read more