Listen to Dr Stacey Waring as she discusses her research into the problems caused to bats and non-woven roofing membranes.

Dr Stacey Dawn Waring has held a Class II Bat Licence (No. 2015-6768-CLS-CLS) for 6 years and is an Associate Member of CIEEM. She has 8 years’ experience of carrying out research at the University of Reading and has worked with several ecological consultancies conducting bat surveys for over a decade.

In this video Stacey outlines her extensive research and findings to AECB members which shows that non-woven roofing membranes pose a serious threat to bats as a result of entanglement and there are also numerous other concerns regarding these membranes in a bat roost, including membrane functionality and microclimatic changes .  CEO, Andrew Simmonds then shows how he has used Stacey’s research findings in a recent building project design.  Finally, Stacey takes questions from AECB members. Have you got a question for Stacey or would you like to comment on the video?  Please do so on our forum here – AECB members, you will need to log in to post a question, if you need a reminder of your log in details please email here.


More information about Stacey and her research with bats can be found here.



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