University of Northern Colorado
Rick has been studying bats for decades now and has published widely on various bat topics. These include but are not limited to evolution and development of the bat wing, water use by bats, the effects of climate change on bat populations, and mating calls of African fruit bats.
Currently, Rick is a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and PI of the UNC Chiropteran Research Laboratory. His lab studies a wide range of bat related topics, including the evolution and development of flight and sonar, ecology of climate change of Rocky mountain bats, ecological morphology of Rocky mountain bats, ecology of bats in South Africa, and ecology of bats in Sichuan province (China).