In this Ask the Expert event with Wildlife Biologist, Laci Pattavina, we'll learn the basic science of bats and how they're classified. Laci will discuss the current status of bat populations in Georgia, and whether they are likely to become extinct in the future. In addition, she'll talk about how you can help to protect and preserve bat populations!
Laci Pattavina is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Her job duties focus on environmental review, transportation project coordination, and mammal conservation. Laci has worked on many bat-related projects at Georgia DNR, as well as during her undergraduate and graduate research. Laci is familiar with many bat sampling techniques and is involved in numerous projects aimed at bat conservation and management. Laci is also the chair of the Georgia Bat Working Group, a professional organization focusing on bat conservation through research, management, and public education.