“Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research” McGuire Center Webinar Series

2022, Spring

Speaker: Sean Ryan, Exponent, San Mateo, CA, USA. “Citizen Science as a Powerful Tool for Expanding Lepidoptera Research in a Rapidly Changing World Watch Recording

Speaker: David Wagner, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA. “Insect decline in the Anthropocene: Death by a thousand cuts

Speaker: Vojtěch Novotný, Department of Zoology, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic. “The ecology of caterpillars and their parasitoids in tropical rainforests: a Papua New Guinean experience Watch Recording

Speaker: Erica Henry, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. “Insect conservation in an uncertain future Watch Recording

Speaker: Niklas Wahlberg, Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden. “Lepidoptera phylogenomics and the uses of museomics Watch Recording

2021, Fall

Speaker: Chris Jiggins, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. “Convergent evolution in butterflies: from chemicals to colour patterns Watch Recording

Speaker: Swanne Gordon, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, USA. “Maintaining diversity in nature: Lessons from an aposematic moth Watch Recording

Speaker: Antonia Monteiro, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS)/Yale-NUS College, Singapore. “The developmental origin and evolution of a novel complex trait: butterfly eyespots Watch Recording

Speaker: Andrei Sourakov, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.From Automeris to Zebra Longwings: probing Lepidoptera diversity with hybridization and wing-pattern manipulation experiments Watch Recording

2021, Spring

Speaker: Callum Macgregor, Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull, Kingston-upon-Hull, UK. “What can butterflies and moths teach us about conserving nature on a warming planet? Watch Recording

Speaker: Arnaud Martin, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA. “The genetic basis of color patterning in butterfly wings. Watch Recording

Speaker: Adriana Briscoe, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, USA. “Sizing up the small and the large: Reference genomes for butterflies on the extreme ends of genome size. Watch Recording

Speaker: Robert D. Reed and Anyi Mazo-Vargas, Departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA. “How butterflies make their wing patterns.” Watch Recording

Speakers: Andre Freitas, Karina L. Silva-Brandão, Eduardo P. Barbosa, Mario A. M. Uribe, Patricia E. Gueratto, Luísa L. Mota, and Simeão S. Moraes, Universidade de Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. “LABBOR: The Lepidoptera Lab at the University of Campinas, Brazil. Watch Recording

Speaker: Jeffrey Marcus and Melanie Lalonde, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. “The Chronicles of Junonia: Evolutionary travels in space and time in an emerging butterfly model system. Watch Recording

Speaker: Fabien Condamine, Institut des Sciences de l’ Evolution de Montpelier, France. “Genome-wide macroevolutionary signatures of key innovations in butterflies colonizing new host plants. Watch Recording

2020, Fall

Speaker: Emilie Snell-Rood, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, USA. “Nutritional constraints on brain and life history evolution across butterflies. Watch Recording

Speaker: Jaret Daniels, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. “Safeguarding Royalty: Efforts to Combat Monarch Population Declines in Florida (and Beyond).”  Watch Recording

Speaker: Marianne Elias, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. “The puzzle of evolution of transparent wings in aposematic, mimetic butterflies. Watch Recording

Speaker: Erica Westerman, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA. “Why do we like different things? Using butterflies to understand diversity in preferences. Watch Recording

Speaker: Kathleen Prudic, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. “Precision conservation takes flight in butterflies using citizen and data science. Watch Recording

Speakers: Krushnamegh Kunte research group, National Center for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru, India. “Evolution and Developmental Genetics of Mimicry in Butterflies. Watch Recording

“Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series”

2022, Spring

Speaker: Keating Godfrey, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. “Sociality, sensory systems, and brain evolution in Hymenoptera Watch Recording

Speaker: Robert Gallardo, Pro Nature Honduras Foundation, “Emerald Valley”, Honduras. “The Butterflies of Honduras Watch Recording

Speaker: Charlie Covell, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. “Seventy-one years with Lepidoptera

Speaker: Chase Kimmel, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. “Understanding three rare bees of the southeastern USA