Batty for Undergrad Research

April 7, 2022.In summer and fall of 2021, undergraduate student Sophie Meng worked in the Sustainable Health Ecology Lab on a project to use satellite imagery to quantify forest cover over caves in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. She found that when forest cover was dense, Tri Colored Bats were more likely to be present in caves. She was even awarded an undergraduate research grant to go measure temperature underground in some caves in Virginia! Sophie is presenting her work this semester at the N.C. State Research Symposium and her project was included in a paper that was just submitted for peer review. Fingers crossed! You can read more about Sophie’s research in this CALS news story.

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