Climbers for Bat Conservation: A Novel Partnership

Shawn Davis

Northern Michigan University

Dr. Shawn K. Davis is currently in the Communication and Performance Studies Department at Northern Michigan University where he teaches courses in Public Address, Research in Public Relations, Small Group Process and Environmental Communication. While completing his Masters and Ph.D. at Colorado State University, Shawn investigated place-based educational strategies for communicating climate change in America’s National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges. His current research involves a collaborative project that partners rock climbers with bat biologist to discover roosting locations in Colorado.


In the last 10 years North American bat populations have declined dramatically because of mortalities at wind energy facilities (Hayes 2013) and from a fungal disease called White Nose Syndrome (WNS) (Frick et al. 2010). Much... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Shawn Davis (Northern Michigan University)
  2. Robert Schorr (Colorado State University)
  3. Bernadette Kuhn (Colorado State University)

Topic Areas

Topics: Wildlife, Tourism and Recreation , Topics: Collaborative Fish and Wildlife Management , Topics: Community-Based Conservation


OS-C3 » Citizen Science & Engagement (16:30 - Monday, 11th January, Colobus)

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