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Dwindling Numbers for an Iconic Insect: A Conservation Biologist Ponders Moving Beyond the Documentation of Declines, 24 Oct 2018
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.
Biology | Environmental Sciences
UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
©2018 Karen Oberhauser
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Oberhauser, Karen Dr., "Dwindling Numbers for an Iconic Insect: A Conservation Biologist Ponders Moving Beyond the Documentation of Declines" (2018). Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lecture Series. 3.
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Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lecture Series @ UNI
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The Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lecture Series will engage the University of Northern Iowa community, providing opportunities throughout the academic year to interact with a dynamic set of visiting speakers focusing on our relationship with the natural world.