About the Authors
Loren K. Ammerman
Loren K. Ammerman is an Associate Professor of Biology at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. She has over 20 years of experience studying bats in Texas and has worked in Costa Rica, Malaysia, and Ecuador. She has authored more than 30 scientific articles and is active in several professional societies devoted to understanding bats (and other mammals). Her interests in bats include their evolution, life history, community structure, distribution, and seasonal occurrence.
Christine L. Hice
Christine L. Hice is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at the University of New Mexico. She completed her Master's degree at Texas A&M University and her Ph.D. at Texas Tech University. She has conducted field work on small mammals in Texas for over 15 years and has over 20 scholarly publications. In addition, she is an active member of several professional organizations devoted to mammals and their conservation.
David J. Schmidly
David J. Schmidly is currently President of the University of New Mexico, and has served as the president of Oklahoma State University and Texas Tech University. Prior to that he served on the faculty in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University for 25 years. He is an acknowledged expert on Texas mammals, having spent more than 35 years of scientific investigation on the subject. He has written several books on Texas mammals and natural history, and over 100 scholarly articles. In addition, he has served in prominent leadership roles in numerous conservation organizations and scientific societies devoted to mammals and wildlife in general.