Jeremiah Wright is a junior Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences major, involved in the Texas A&M University chapter of The Wildlife Society, Aggie Outdoors, and the TAMU Forestry Club. He is passionate about nature, and his favorite part about research is when he can participate in field and survey days.
Jeremiah’s research focus is on bats, which he thinks have a bit of a bad reputation. “There is a monumental misconception that all bats are blood-feeding and aggressive in nature,” he says. “This could not be further from the truth.” He explains that, out of about 1,000 species of bats, only about 0.3% are vampiric. “Most of the bats that we see are actually incredibly beneficial,” Jeremiah says, explaining that bats “play critical roles in various ecosystems as pollinators, agents of biological control, and avenues for seed dispersal,” are “fundamental to stable food webs,” and are altogether “truly unique mammals.”