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White-nose Syndrome management: Report on structured decision making initiative

Final Report

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Abstract

This report describes an analysis undertaken to assist state and federal natural resources managers in addressing the following question: What management measures should be taken this year within a given area to control the spread and minimize the effects of white-nose syndrome (WNS) on hibernating bats at the individual and population levels? The answer depends upon specific characteristics of the bat species, the hibernacula, and the syndrome itself, all of which could vary across the geographic extent of WNS and change over time. It also depends on a large number of agency and societal judgments concerning how to balance disease management against other objectives.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Government Series
Title:
White-nose Syndrome management: Report on structured decision making initiative
Series title:
Final Report
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publisher location:
Fort Snelling, MN
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
51 p.