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Natural Areas Association: Insect Apocalypse? What Is Really Happening, Why It Matters and How Natural Area Managers Can Help
June 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Jun 18, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time
Though they are indisputably the most important creatures on earth, invertebrates are in trouble. Recent regional reports and trends in bio-monitoring suggest that insects are experiencing a multi-continental crisis evident through reductions in abundance, diversity and biomass. Given the centrality of insects to terrestrial and freshwater aquatic ecosystems, and the food chain that supports humans, the potential importance of this crisis cannot be overstated.
Scott Hoffman Black will explain the latest science on insect declines and highlight important ways natural areas managers can incorporate invertebrate conservation into their land management portfolio.
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