Joe Johnson sought a second term on the MWBWG Board of Directors, which he joined in 2018. Joe is an Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Biology at Ohio University, where he primarily studies bat ecology and teaches courses in mammalogy, ecology, and human biology. 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, social organization of bat maternity colonies, 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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