Joe Johnson sought a second term on the MWBWG Board of Directors, which he joined in 2018. Joe is an Assistant Professor of
Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati, where he studies bat ecology and applications of information technology in conservation. His research on bats encompasses a variety of topics, but are always connected to conservation efforts and filling
gaps in knowledge of life history. Current and past research topics include understanding WNS survivors, promoting recovery of imperiled species, population dynamics, summer habitat use and physiology, and winter ecology. These projects are set throughout
the Midwest and beyond. While a member of the Board of the Midwest Bat Working Group, Joe has helped with the awards committee, abstract submissions, and meeting organization, and he is honored to continue to help the organization into the future.
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