Dwindling numbers for an iconic insect: A conservation biologist ponders moving beyond the documentation of declines
Speaker: Karen Oberhauser, University of Minnesota
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Monarch butterflies populations have been declining over the last 20 years. It is important to move beyond simple documentation, and toward responding to the challenge posed by monarch conservation, and insect conservation in general. This presentation will focus on the amazing biology of migratory monarch populations, the work of citizens and scientists in documenting monarch numbers at all stages of their migratory cycle, and finally, threats to monarchs, and potential responses to these threats. Because conservation biology must be, at its essence, a science of hope, the focus will be on positive changes.