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The North American Society for Bat Research promotes the study and conservation of bats by facilitating communication and collaboration among scientists, educators, and the general public. The society holds an annual meeting called the North American Symposium on Bat Research, usually in October. Although most attendees reside in North America, the society welcomes participants from all areas of the globe.


    • NASBR has issued a statement on unpaid, underpaid, and volunteer technicians. Given the negative impacts of these technician positions on the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in scientific research, NASBR encourages its members to budget for the fair pay of technicians; prioritize requests for proposals that offer funding for the fair pay of technicians; include health insurance in the compensation for technicians; encourage job boards and listservs to end the practice of advertising unpaid, underpaid, and volunteer technician positions; and acknowledge fair and equitable compensation for technicians in their proposals, presentations, and manuscripts. The full statement is available here.

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Fund: The NASBR Board of Directors voted to approve a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) fund that aims to support students of color, to promote diverse participation in NASBR and bat research and, more generally, to bolster continued involvement of minority groups in STEM education and professions. Establishment of this award has been supported through generous initial donations from Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation and individual contributions. Please click here for more information about the fund.
    • Available now: 50 Years of Bat Research: Foundations and New Frontiers
      The special publication marking the half century of the North American Society for Bat Research has been published and is available for ordering from the
      Springer US website.

      Click on the "Hardcover $109.99" tab on the right to use the coupon codes:

      NASBR60NEW - for regular NASBR members to get the $60 price

      NASBR40NEW - for student NASBR members to get the $40 price.

      Both coupons are redeemable from July 20, 2021 until June 30, 2022 for the Hardcover edition (ISBN 978-3-030-54726-4) on

    • WEBINAR - NASBR 50 Years 1970-2020 - Friday, November 20, 2020. Our half-century celebration of the North American Society for Bat Research. We invited a cross-section of our Society to give short talks on each of the five decades of NASBR. There were also  presentations of three chapters from the book "50 Years of Bat Research: Foundations and New Frontiers."
      Full Schedule and Video
          Hi-res Poster

      Invitation to Host the 2026 NASBR Meeting:

      The North American Society for Bat Research invites bids for hosting the 2026 annual meeting of the society. Intention to bid should be by email to the Program Directors, who will provide detailed advice on bid preparation. Final bids must be submitted by July 1, 2023 to the Chair of the NASBR Board of Directors. Additional information can be found on this website under the Host a Meeting tab. The NASBR Board of Directors will evaluate bids and successful bids meeting the basic criteria of the society will be placed before the members of the society at the NASBR business meeting for a vote of member preference.


      NASBR 2023 Symposium
      Oct. 11-14, 2023
      Winnipeg, Manitoba

      NASBR 2024 Symposium
      Oct, 2024
      Mexico City

      NASBR 2025 Symposium
      Edmonton, Alberta

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