Bats with white-nose syndrome prefer suboptimal habitats despite the consequences

IMAGE: Four little brown bats. Photo courtesy of Joseph Hoyt of Virginia Tech view more  Credit: Joseph Hoyt of Virginia Tech Since 2006, a fungal disease called white-nose syndrome has caused sharp declines in bat populations across the eastern United States. The fungus that causes the disease, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, thrives in subterranean habitats where bats hibernate […]