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Seminar: “Thermoregulation and movement in urban insects: Implications for global change and conservation” with Elsa Youngsteadt

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September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Speaker: Elsa Youngsteadt (https://cals.ncsu.edu/applied-ecology/people/ekyoungs/)

Abstract: Life on Earth has spent effectively 100% of its evolutionary history in the absence of cities. Now, urban areas house well over half the human populations and continue to expand in global biodiversity hotspots, increasing the urgency to understand how cities challenge species’ survival and to implement urban conservation actions. The majority of species on earth are insects, and this seminar presents case studies in urban insect biology and conservation using examples in bees and ants. Examples will probe how insects experience the phenomenon of urban warming, and refine the common analogy between urban and global warming. In the conservation realm, I will highlight applied, participatory research in urban pollinator habitat management.

If you are unable to attend in person, please email David Andow (daandow@ncsu.edu) for a Zoom link.

And, stick around afterwards for a happy hour at Raleigh Brewing Co. afterwards!


September 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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