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Gary McCracken to Discuss Seen and Unseen Benefits of Bats November 3

Gary McCracken, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will present “The Seen and Unseen Benefits that Bats Provide to Humans” Friday, November 3.

Bats provide billions of dollars in agricultural pest-control services throughout the world.  Many of these services are performed by bats seen feeding overhead, but recent research shows that bats perform many more unseen services at altitudes of hundreds or thousands of meters above the ground. McCraken will review recent research on bats aloft and their benefits to humans.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, November 3 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. To request a pass, please email Amanda Womac.