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Ecological and evolutionary aspects of the bat-infection relationship, Stanford University (February 2012 - Present)

Costa Rica is home to one of the richest, most ecologically diverse bat faunas in the world and is also subject to widespread habitat conversion like many developing nations. We seek to understand how bat ecology and deforestation affect infections in bats as well as how ecologically diverse bats may have evolved to deal with their infections.

Location

Costa Rica

Principal Investigator:

Elizabeth Hadly

Current Research Interests: 
ELIZABETH A. HADLY
PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES, BY COURTESY

Professor Hadly uses a combined field and laboratory approach to examine how ecological perturbations link or decouple levels of biological organization, because understanding the links among ecosystems, species, populations and genes is central to understanding how organisms exist, evolve and become extinct. She addresses problems in organismal biology from both evolutionary and ecological perspectives, primarily using extant mammals. One of the unique aspects of her overall...
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