Program Sponsored by: Ecohealth Alliance


Omani researchers scout around for an ideal location to set up a mist net (used for bat capture)

The Western Asia Bat Research Network (WAB-Net) is working with researchers from throughout the region to develop a robust collaborative research program on bats and bat-associated coronaviruses (CoVs). This multinational research program will use a combination of field, laboratory, and analytical methods to address outstanding questions surrounding drivers of host–virus dynamics (Phelps et al., 2019).

Explore the pages on the left to learn about bat and bat-virus research conducted within WAB-Net and beyond.