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Cover: Little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) hibernating in Aeolis Cave, Bennington County, Vermont (U.S.A.), March 2009. The probability of persistence of many species of hibernating bats in the eastern United States and Canada is greatly decreased by white-nose syndrome, a rapidly emerging infectious disease that is causing mass mortality. Culling of bats in hibernacula has been proposed as a mechanism to control the disease. On pages 189-194, Hallam and McCracken present a simulation model that suggests culling is unlikely to reduce spread of white-nose syndrome.