Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lecture Series

Dwindling Numbers for an Iconic Insect: A Conservation Biologist Ponders Moving Beyond the Documentation of Declines

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Dwindling Numbers for an Iconic Insect: A Conservation Biologist Ponders Moving Beyond the Documentation of Declines, 24 Oct 2018

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Description

Monarch butterfly populations have been declining over the last 20 years. Because insect numbers are notoriously difficult to assess, and because they often show large annual fluctuations, simply documenting this decline has been a challenge. It is now important to move beyond simple documentation, and toward responding to the challenge posed by monarch conservation, and insect conservation in general. I’ll describe the amazing biology of migratory monarch populations, how citizens and scientists are documenting monarch numbers across their migratory cycle, and then discuss what all of us can do to help preserve this charismatic insect for generations to come.

Publication Type

Video

Inventory Number

03

Publication Date

10-24-2018

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video/mp4

Disciplines

Biology | Environmental Sciences

Lecture Series Title

Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lecture Series @ UNI

Publisher

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Copyright

©2018 Karen Oberhauser

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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Dwindling Numbers for an Iconic Insect: A Conservation Biologist Ponders Moving Beyond the Documentation of Declines

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