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Contributors and Collaborators

The project team is headed up by Wayne Spencer, Ph.D. mammalogist at the Conservation Biology Institute; James Diffendorfer, Ph.D. mammalian ecologist and assistant professor at Illinois Natural History Survey; and Scott Tremor, mammalogist at the San Diego Natural History Museum. In addition, Greg Nichols of Technology Associates International Corporation is the lead on GIS tasks.

Use of mist-nets to capture bats at foraging and roosting sites. Photo courtesy of USGS.

The project involves extensive collaboration between public and private institutions and individuals. Numerous other scientists have contributed data and assisted with mapping, fieldwork, and other tasks. The following individuals and organizations have committed time or money to the project:

Project Team 
Wayne Spencer, Ph.D. —Conservation Biology Institute
Jay Diffendorfer, Ph.D. — Illinois Natural History Survey)
Scott Tremor — San Diego Natural History Museum andConservation Biology Institute)
Greg Nichols — Technology Associates International Corporation

Technical Editor
Philip Unitt (San Diego Natural History Museum)

Conservation and Research for Endangered Species
Cleveland National Forest
Conservation Biology Institute
County of San Diego
California Department of Fish and Game
Illinois Natural History Survey
San Diego Fish and Wildlife Advisory Committee
San Diego Foundation
San Diego State University
Technology Associates International Corporation
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Zoological Society of San Diego


United States Marine Corps at Miramar
United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton
National Marine Fisheries Service
San Diego Tracking Team
United States Geological Survey
California State Parks


Archibald, David, Ph.D. (San Diego State University)
Botta, Randy (California Department of Fish and Game)
Boyce, Walter, Ph.D. (University of California Davis)
Brehme, Cheryl (United States Geological Survey)
Chavez, Andreas (United States Fish and Wildlife Service)
Chivers, Susan, Ph.D. (National Marine Fisheries Service)
Danil, K. (National Marine Fisheries Service)
Duggan, Jenny (San Diego State University)
Laakkonen, Juha, Ph.D. (United State Geological Survey)
Lange, Jim, Ph.D. (County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health)
Lowry, M. (National Marine Fisheries Service)
Marcum, Samantha (United States Fish and Wildlife Service)
Martin, Barry (San Diego Tracking Team)
McClenaghan, Lee, Ph.D. (San Diego State University)
Montgomery, Steve (SJM Biological Consulting)
Morin, Dana (San Diego State University)
Patton, Jim, Ph.D. (Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley )
Perryman, W. (National Marine Fisheries Service)
Rubin, Esther, Ph.D. (Zoological Society of San Diego)
Soto, Angelo Centeno (San Diego Natural History Museum)
Stokes, Drew (United States Geological Survey)
Thompson, Wendy (San Diego Natural History Museum) 
Weller, D., Ph.D. (National Marine Fisheries Service)
Zee, Jennifer (University of Michigan)


Special Thanks

visual-and-hand-net_200w.jpgSpecial thanks to the County of San Diego, Department of Planning and Land Use, for its assistance in securing a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Game under the Natural Communities Conservation Planning Program. This grant supported development of the Mammal Atlas Database, including GIS work, field surveys, and associated efforts.

Special thanks also to Kirsten Winter (U.S. Forest Service) for her assistance in securing funds essential to the daily operation of this project.

Specimen preparation and other routine collections management tasks are carried out by carefully selected, skilled volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering in this or any other museum department should talk to the Museum's Director of Volunteers at 619.255.0245.