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Lecture and Q&A: Monarchs in Motion

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Topic: Monarchs in Motion: Understanding insect movement and dispersal ecology informs conservation planning.

Speaker: Kelsey E. Fisher is an Assistant Agricultural Scientist II in the Entomology Department at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Kelsey served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Iowa State University (ISU) under the guidance of Steven P. Bradbury from 2021-2022. She earned her Ph.D. in Entomology from ISU in 2021, where she studied monarch butterfly conservation; her MS in Entomology from the University of Delaware in 2015, where she studied European corn borer management; and her BS in Biology from Widener University in 2013.

Kelsey is an insect movement ecologist. Her research focuses on discerning animal movement patterns and space use in fragmented landscapes to understand the movement and dispersal behavior of vagile insect species at various spatial scales. Kelsey employs multiple research methods in the field, greenhouse, and lab to address research questions related to the management of pest insects and conservation of beneficial species, including radio telemetry, population genetics, stable isotope analysis, geospatial analyses, and spatial modeling. Understanding movement and how space is used is fundamental to advancing pest management, natural resource management, and conservation programs.

When: Thursday, September 7, 6-7pm
Where: Earthplace Auditorium, 10 Woodside Ln, Westport, CT 06880
FREE Event (space is limited to the first 100 registrants)



September 7
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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10 Woodside Lane
Wesport, CT United States
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