News & Press
Tyson Wepprich published the best evidence supporting the insect apocalypse. He found that butterflies are declining in abundance by 2% per year in Ohio. He also found this is consistent with other studies worldwide.
The effects of corridors on plant diversity have increased for nearly two decades! Our Science paper was led by Ellen Damschen. Another justification for long-term experiments.
I feel fortunate to have worked with Becky Chaplin-Kramer! We identified the locations in the world where nature does and could contribute to people’s needs for high-quality water, pollination, and coastal protection. (article in Science)
Working in the Corridor Project, Trevor Caughlin shows that restoration success best predicted by landscape identify. doi:10.1002/eap.1850
Are surrogate species even useful in conservation, asks Erica Henry in her new paper
Our review of how to bring quantitative approaches to conservation of at-risk butterflies. Led by Cheryl Schultz [view e-print]
Postdoc Erica Henry, talking to the Guardian about her work on endangered butterflies threatened by climate change: “You could be paralyzed. But I’ve picked off my little piece, the problem I can help solve.”
Is habitat fragmentation good for biodiversity? No it is not. See Fletcher et al 2018
Landscape corridors subsidize predator diets. Christine Hawn uses heavy isotopes of nitrogen to track how corridors funnel prey to green lynx spiders. [PDF reprint]
Heather’s new paper shows how water availability reduces St. Francis’ Satyr population size. Decline may be linked to rapid increase in water withdrawal
Postdoc Erica Henry receives new grant from the National Park Service. Will fund research on restoration and conservation of endangered butterflies in Everglades National Park
Long Term Ecological Research site at Kellogg Biological Station renewed for next four years. New focus on resilience as climate and land use change
Postdoc Erica Henry featured in a bioGraphic story on South Florida’s endangered butterflies
Postdoc Erica Henry receives an NSF grant to study the effects of Hurricane Irma’s eyewall crashing into the remaining habitat of two endangered butterflies.
Congratulations to Dr. @ericahenry on her successful PhD defense and excellent talk “Disturbance and conservation of at-risk butterflies.”
Nick shares his story “Resurrection and resilience of the rarest butterflies” as a Perspective in PLOS Biology’s Conservation Stories from the Front Lines Collection.
Nick has accepted a new KBS faculty position as Senior Terrestrial Ecologist and is moving his lab to Michigan State! Read the announcement.
Zoology Ph.D. student Elsita Kiekebusch in the Nick Haddad Lab is featured in the NC State CALS Magazine Spring 2017 issue. Elsita discusses the impacts of climate change on the development and life cycles of butterflies in this video.
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