Dr. Winifred Frick is a recognized global expert on bat ecology and conservation.

Winifred Frick, Ph.D. – Chief Scientist

Dr. Winifred Frick serves as our Chief Scientist and leads scientific research that informs our evidence-based approaches to conservation. She is responsible for integrating science and conservation at Bat Conservation International to achieve lasting impact for bats around the world.

Winifred has more than 20 years of experience studying bat ecology and conservation biology. She has published more than 60 scientific research papers and is a recognized global expert on bat ecology and conservation. Her research background includes studies on how bat populations respond to natural and anthropogenic perturbations, including high-impact research on White-nose Syndrome and the impacts of climate and global change on bats.

Winifred is an Associate Research Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received her Ph.D. from Oregon State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Environmental Studies. She was a postdoctoral scholar with Dr. Tom Kunz at Boston University.