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    Dr. Joe Cook – UNM, Albuquerque, NM.  Joe easily is among the pre-eminent mammalogists of the time with the passion of field work combined with powerful, cutting edge laboratory techniques to address important questions in speciation, global warming, and evolutionary trends combined with conservation biology and management.  His holistic mind for the connectedness of science and society will result in major breakthroughs that will affect us all.  His greatest power, however, is working with people of all walks and producing consensus.


    Dr. Mike O’Farrell – O’Farrell Consulting, Las Vegas, NV.  Tireless and stickler for detail, Mike has provided scientists a high standard to try to attain in both rodent and bat ecology and conservation.

    Michael J. O'Farrell


    Dr. Gabor Racz – UNM, Albuquerque, NM.  Museums, morphometrics, bats, acoustics, and IT.  Gabor has endless energy to design and assist with many projects from bat surveys to Hantavirus research to designing and coordinating dataserver and database management projects.  His own projects focus on morphological differences among mice in Europe and Peromyscus in the US.


    Dr. Rick Sherwin – At Christopher Newport University in Virginia, Rick is an unequaled bat researcher working underground with cavern-dependent species such as Townsend’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii).  He has been instrumental in developing a more rigorous approach at assessing conservation strategies for bats and for conducting research on bats in general.

    Dr. Richard Sherwin