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Inoculation of bats with European Geomyces destructans supports the novel pathogen hypothesis for the origin of white-nose syndrome
- L. Warnecke, James M. Turner, C. Willis
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 9 April 2012
It is demonstrated that altered torpor-arousal cycles underlie mortality from white-nose syndrome and provide direct evidence that Gd is a novel pathogen to North America from Europe.
Pathophysiology of white-nose syndrome in bats: a mechanistic model linking wing damage to mortality
Data on blood electrolyte concentration, haematology and acid–base balance of hibernating little brown bats, Myotis lucifugus, following experimental inoculation with Gd indicate hypotonic dehydration, hypovolaemia and metabolic acidosis and a mechanistic model linking tissue damage to altered homeostasis and morbidity/mortality is proposed.
Conspecific disturbance contributes to altered hibernation patterns in bats with white-nose syndrome
Food availability affects habitat use of Eurasian red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) in a semi-urban environment
- S. Reher, K. Dausmann, L. Warnecke, James M. Turner
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Mammalogy
- 5 December 2016
Results show that human activity had a direct, measureable effect on squirrels' feeding habits and movement patterns even though NFS were available, and indicates that the semi-urban environment can be highquality habitat.
Eurasian Red Squirrels Show Little Seasonal Variation in Metabolism in Food-Enriched Habitat
- James M. Turner, S. Reher, L. Warnecke, K. Dausmann
- Environmental SciencePhysiological and Biochemical Zoology
- 19 October 2017
The scope of physiological seasonal adaptation is minimal when food is abundant and that squirrels instead rely on adjustments in activity to reduce exposure to low Ta, suggesting the squirrel’s success in a wide range of habitats, including urban areas, which require a rapid and flexible response to environmental changes.
Torpor and basking in a small arid zone marsupial
The findings suggest that although overlooked in the past, basking may be widely distributed amongst heterothermic mammals and the energetic benefits from torpor use in wild animals may currently be underestimated.
A persistently infecting coronavirus in hibernating Myotis lucifugus, the North American little brown bat
Bats are important reservoir hosts for emerging viruses, including coronaviruses that cause diseases in people. Although there have been several studies on the pathogenesis of coronaviruses in humans…
Behaviour of hibernating little brown bats experimentally inoculated with the pathogen that causes white-nose syndrome
White-Nose Syndrome Disease Severity and a Comparison of Diagnostic Methods
Correlations among hyphae and necrosis scores, qPCR, ultraviolet fluorescence, blood chemistry, and hibernation duration indicate a multi-stage pattern of disease, which provides novel insight into the pathophysiology of white-nose syndrome.
Artificial refuges to combat habitat loss for an endangered marsupial predator: How do they measure up?
- Mitchell A. Cowan, J. Dunlop, James M. Turner, Harry A. Moore, D. Nimmo
- Environmental ScienceConservation Science and Practice
- 29 April 2020
One technique used to combat the growing global species extinction crisis has been to create artificial refuges—human‐made replacements for natural refuges destroyed during habitat modification.…