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Allen Kurta

Allen Kurta received a B.S. and M.S. in Zoology from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Biology from Boston University.  His research for the past 38 years has focused on the ecology and behavior of bats, with an emphasis on the Indiana bat.  He has published over 100 papers in scientific journals and has authored or edited numerous books, including Bats of Michigan; Mammals of the Great Lakes Region; The Indiana Bat: Biology and Management of an Endangered Species; The Bats of Puerto Rico: an Island Focus and a Caribbean Perspective; and Bats and Forests: Conservation and Management.  He has been the Feature Editor of Bat Research News since 1992 and an Associate Editor for the Northeastern Naturalist since 2008.  Dr. Kurta currently is the chair of the Technical Advisory Committee for Mammals, Endangered Species Program, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the North American Society for Bat Research.  He is a Professor of Biology at Eastern Michigan University, where he teaches Mammalogy, Vertebrate Natural History, and Comparative Anatomy.

Department of Biology
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-487-1174
akurta at emich.edu