The Downward Spiral: Insect Declines and Why They Matter
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Presenter, Dr. Dan Young, Professor of Entomology at UW-Madison. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Did you know there are more than 2,200 species of fireflies in the world and more than 170 in North America with thousands of species yet to be discovered and named? Spend the evening with Aldo Leopold Audubon learning about what a firefly really is and their diversity and natural history in Wisconsin. You'll find out how and why they are bioluminescent, why they evolved that ability, and how they manipulate it to their advantage against other firefly species. Dr. Young will conclude by explaining the causes, impacts, and possible remediation of global insect decline using fireflies as an example. Dr. Young received his PhD from Michigan State in 1981 and has been a professor at Madison since 1982 - teaching, curating the insect collection, and researching. This program is free and open to the public. Please register. Sponsored by www.AldoLeopoldAudubon.org.