NSF will fund grant “The effect of sociality on transmission and spread of a multi-host pathogen”

The U.S. National Science Foundation recently notified Dr. Kunz that a recent grant proposal entitled “The effect of sociality on transmission and spread of a multi-host pathogen” (with 4 colleagues from three other universities–University of California–Santa Cruz, University of Northern Arizonia, and the University of Tennessee), will be funded for five years at $2,000,000, to investigate the seasonal and geographic spread of the fungal pathogen, Geomyces destructans, associated with white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed more than one million hibernating bats in the northeastern U.S since 2006.