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How bats play a critical role in maintaining forest ecosystems

A Grey-Headed Flying Fox hangs from it's roost at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia. (Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
A Grey-Headed Flying Fox hangs from it's roost at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia. (Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

What’s that? A bat? Crazy, funky, junky bat?

Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins talks with University of Illinois post-doctoral researcher Elizabeth Beilke about her research on bats and the essential role they play in maintaining forest ecosystems.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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