Monarch Conservation: Saving an Iconic Insect

Karen Oberhauser
03 Oct 2019
7:00 PM
Great Hall, Memorial Union
  • Agronomy
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Program
  • Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
  • Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Natural Resource Ecology and Management
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)
  • Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium

Karen Oberhauser is the director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and the founder and director of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, a nationwide citizen science project. She will discuss the ways in which human activities affect monarch butterfly habitats, including her research on habitat management and availability and the risks posed by global climate change and pest control practices. Oberhauser has a strong interest in engaging K-12 students and teachers in inquiry-based science and promoting scientific and environmental literacy. As part of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, she developed a comprehensive science education program, Monarchs in the Classroom. Karen Oberhauser earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard, and graduate degrees at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (MS) and the University of Minnesota (PhD). Paul L. Errington Memorial Lecture


The University Bookstore will be on site to sell copies of The Monarch Butterfly.