Aldo Leopold Audubon program to feature butterfly conservation
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – Dr. Karen Oberhauser, director of the UW-Madison Arboretum and founder of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, will present “Monarch Butterfly Biology and Conservation,” Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 1519 Water St, Stevens Point.
Hosted by the Aldo Leopold Audubon Society, Oberhauser will describe the amazing biology of migratory monarch populations, how citizens and scientists are documenting monarch numbers across their migratory cycle, and what all of us can do to help preserve this charismatic insect for generations to come.
Karen Oberhauser and her students have conducted research on several aspects of monarch butterfly ecology. Her research depends on traditional lab and field techniques, as well as the contributions of a variety of audiences through citizen science.
She has developed a science education program that involves courses for teachers, and opportunities for youth to engage in research.
Oberhauser has authored over 90 papers on her research on monarchs, insect conservation, and citizen science. She has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University, a degree in science education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a PhD from the University of Minnesota.
For more information, visit www.aldoleopoldaudubon.org