Virus survey in populations of two subspecies of bent-winged bats (Miniopterus orianae bassanii and oceanensis) in south-eastern Australia reveals a high prevalence of diverse herpesviruses
Peter H Holz, Linda F Lumsden, Julian Druce, Alistair R Legione, Paola Vaz, Joanne M Devlin, Jasmin Hufschmid
PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2018
Awarded by Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment
Funded by Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, HOLSW2016-R1-F109, https://www.ecalsoc.org.au/awards-and-prizes/holsworth-wildlife-research-endowment (PH). Wildlife Disease Association Australasia, http://www.wildlifedisease.org/wda/SECTIONS/Australasian.aspx (PH). Australian Government's Threatened Species Discretionary Grants Program, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Victoria, http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/threatened-species-recovery-fund (LL). Karst Conservation Fund, http://www.caves.org.au/conservation/karst-conservation-fund (PH). David Middleton (PH) Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship, http://studenteforms.app.unimelb.edu.au/apex/f? p=153:2:0:::2:P2_ID:50 (PH). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.The authors would like to thank the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, Wildlife Disease Association Australasia, Australian Government's Threatened Species Discretionary Grants Program, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Victoria, Karst Conservation Fund and David Middleton for providing generous financial support for this project. The lead author is supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship. The authors acknowledge the valuable assistance provided by Amanda Bush, Mauricio Coppo, David McLelland, Tony Mitchell, Terry Reardon, Penelope Steer-Cope and the numerous volunteers involved with the bat trapping and sampling trips.