Thomas Lilley is an adjuctant professor and researcher in ecophysiology. He defended his thesis at the University of Turku in 2012 . After his doctoral thesis he’s researched reasons for White-nose syndrome fungal in North-American bats. Lilley is mainly interested in environmental changes and human-caused affections in bat appearance and the diversity of the species, and the bats’ adaptation in the northern hemisphere. He is currently a curator for mammals at the Finnish Museum of Natural History (LUOMUS), University of Helsinki.