Investigating Baltimore’s bat populations

Learn about the work of BES LTER alum Dr. Ela-Sita Carpenter.

Dr. Carpenter an Urban Wildlife Biologist at US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), presented a Cary Institute scientific seminar on her dissertation research. Dr. Carpenter sought to learn whether environmental and socioeconomic variables could help identify the presence, type, and activity levels of bat species in 32 vacant urban lots. Prior to Dr. Carpenter’s work, there had been no research on bats in Baltimore, MD. Some of the results may surprise you! See below to watch the video of her full presentation.