Science Is Better With Bats

One of the most interesting and under-studied of animals is the bat. Dr. Alexa Sadier explains how important bats are to our natural world, and how we can understand scientific inquiry and discovery by studying them. She reminds us that scientific inquiry can take centuries: the work being done now may contribute to a breakthrough in 100 or 200 years, so we must keep exploring the scientific world. Dr Alexa Sadier researches evolutionary biology by studying bats in Dr Karen Sears’ lab UIUC now UCLA. She’s from Chamonix, France and is also an alpinist and a freeride skier. Breaking through her physical limits inspired her to push the limits of scientific research. In her own words: “I quickly understood that exploring science is not so different from exploring the mountains.”