Kristin Jonasson, Ph.d.
My passion for bat conservation began in over a decade ago while working as a research assistant on wind farm in Canada. For every question I had about migratory bats and their susceptibility mortality at wind farms, there weren’t answers. This curiosity shaped the direction of my professional career – I realized how much we needed more basic research before we could effectively conserve bats.
During her MSc Kristin examined the hibernation energetics of healthy bats to better understand the impacts of White-nose Syndrome. Her Doctoral research focused on the migration ecology Canada’s tree-bats, which are affected by wind energy development. Most recently she has worked on the foraging ecology of the ʻōpeʻapeʻa on Maui.
COrinna Pinzari, m.s.