Little Brown Myotis Persist Despite Exposure to White-Nose Syndrome


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Little Brown Myotis Persist Despite Exposure to White-Nose Syndrome
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Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management
Dobony, Christopher A.
Hicks, Alan C.
Langwig, Kate E.
Von Linden, Ryan I.
Okoniewski, Joseph C.
Rainbolt, Raymond E.
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Little Brown Myotis ( local )
White-Nose Syndrome ( local )
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We monitored a maternity colony of little brown myotis Myotis lucifugus on Fort Drum Military Installation in northern New York in 2009 and 2010 for impacts associated with white-nose syndrome. Declines in colony numbers presumed to be caused by white-nose syndrome were initially discovered in the spring 2009. Although colony numbers have continued to decline, we determined that a minimum of 12 individual banded female little brown myotis survived over multiple years despite exposure to white-nose syndrome. Our results also provide evidence that 14 of 20 recaptured female little brown myotis were able to heal from wing damage and infection associated with white-nose syndrome within a given year, and seven of eight recaptures from within both 2009 and 2010 showed evidence of reproduction.
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Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, Vol. 2, no. 2 (2011).

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