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Finding their way through the Anthropocene: diverse stressors impacting the diverse butterfly fauna of western North America
Presented by: Matt Forister, Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Abstract: Declines in insect abundance and diversity have inspired considerable concern and even confusion in recent years. We have focused on the butterflies of the western US to track change through time, and investigate the relative importance of different stressors acting across a range of land types from highly developed lowlands to relatively pristine higher elevation habitats. In addition to reporting on results from those studies, my talk will describe ongoing efforts to prioritize species for conservation and motivate public action.Watch on Zoom
Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series presents: Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research
Continuing from Fall 2020, the McGuire Center is hosting this webinar series as an opportunity for both early career researchers as well as established leaders in the field to present their work. We hope that you will join us to hear about current advances in many diverse fields of Lepidoptera research.