Cassie Ferri

House committee discusses wildlife disease

At a U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources hearing on April 29, legislators discussed the importance of monitoring wildlife disease and recognized its role in preventing public health crises. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across

Dana Kobilinsky

Bark beetle outbreaks benefit wild bees

While bark beetle outbreaks can be problematic for western forests, they may actually be a boon to wild bee populations. “These large natural disturbances should not be perceived as completely negative,” said Seth Davis, an

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Why are bats such vectors for diseases?

As the new coronavirus rapidly spreads throughout China and around the world, scientists are indicating that the virus likely originated in bats. Specifically, they suggest, it probably game from the Chinese horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus sinicus).