“Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research” McGuire Center Webinar Series

2022, Fall

Speaker: Dave LohmanDepartment of Biology, The City College of New York, New York, USA. “Island biogeography of mimetic butterflies in the Indo-Australian Archipelago Watch Recording

Speakers: Pasi Sihvonen and Leidys Murillo RamosFinnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki, Finland. “24,000 reasons to study geometrid moths: an overview of diversity, phylogeny and classification Watch Recording

Speaker: Matt ForisterDepartment of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, USA. “Finding their way through the Anthropocene: diverse stressors impacting the diverse butterfly fauna of western North America Watch Recording

Speaker: Oskar BrattströmSchool of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. “Past and present responses in African butterflies to changing climates Watch Recording

Speaker: Pável Matos-Maraví, Laboratory of Molecular Ecology and Phylogenetics, Biology Centre, CAS, Institute of Entomology, Branišovská, Czech Republic. “The origin and evolution of butterflies in tropical America Watch Recording

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

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

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

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

2021, Fall

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

2020, Fall

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

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).”

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

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

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

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.

“Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series”

2022, Fall

Speakers: Lillian HendrickAmanda Markee, and Riley GottMcGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. “Three graduate research projects at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity

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

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

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