Bat Conservation International recognized the dissertation research of PhD candidate Farah Carrasco with a $5000 Global Bat Conservation Priorities grant PLUS a $1000 Women in Conservation Science special recognition.  Farah is studying bat communities in the Amazon of Peru with a focus on examining how agricultural land use practices affect bats and their ecological services in a forest-dominated landscape.  Farah is in her fourth year of the PhD program and will return to the field this summer; she expects to complete her PhD in 2018.  Congratulations to Farah!!  We are very proud of her work.