White-nose syndrom

Researcher: Fungus could wipe out big Alabama bat colony

Southeastern bat with white-nose syndrome. (Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources/Dottie Brown)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A Georgia researcher who has studied one of Alabama’s biggest bat colonies says it could be all but wiped out within years by the deadly fungus that causes white-nose syndrome. Chris Cornelison, a doctoral student at Kennesaw State University, and two other researchers surveyed the…