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Cory Olson

Alberta Bat Program Coordinator

Western Bats

Cory Olson is the Coordinator for the Alberta Bat Program after playing this role for several years as a contractor.

He is leading the development of several public outreach, education, and research projects relating to bats and other wildlife, including a citizen science project to collect information on roosting bats. He first got involved with bats at the University of Calgary, where he completed an MSc degree focusing on bat ecology. Over the last 15 years, he has been involved with several bat research and monitoring projects in western Canada.


Stories and op-eds

At-risk bats in race against speedway for existence

At-risk bats in race against speedway for existence

The Rosebud River valley is a sensitive riparian habitat for bats that will be affected by a proposed motorsport track.
Susan Holroyd, Cory Olson

Media coverage

Bat-killing fungus plaguing eastern North America found in Saskatchewan

Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society report that they’ve found the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in eastern Saskatchewan, despite hopes the western grasslands would prove a barrier.
2021-12-14 | Global News

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