Nicholas Kalen is a biologist specializing in wildlife ecology and conservation. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech in 2005 and has worked with a wide variety of flora and fauna throughout over a decade of service with Conservation Management Institute. Much of his time at CMI has been spent conducting various wildlife and vegetative surveys in support of research projects on public, private, and military lands. His recent work has primarily focused on the monitoring and conservation of bats for the National Park Service in conjunction with USGS Virginia Cooperative Research Unit. Nicholas is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech focusing on northern long-eared and eastern small-footed bat ecology at Shenandoah National Park.