Program Symposium: Insect Decline in the Anthropocene

Entomology 2019
Tuesday, November 19, 1:30 – 5:30 PM
America’s Center, Room 223-226

Select the links below to watch the recorded talks.  

1:30 – 1:35 PM
Introductory Remarks
Dave Wagner
, University of Connecticut 

1:35 – 2:20 PM
Where might be many tropical insects?
Daniel H. Janzen and Winne Hallwachs, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2:20 – 2:35 PM
Biodiversity monitoring with malaise traps and standardized sampling design – potentials, results, and experiences
Martin Sorg
, Entomological Society Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany

2:35 – 2:50 PM
75% decline in flying insect biomass in German nature reserves: What do we know and what can be done to get them back
Hans deKroon
, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

2:50 – 3:05 PM
The food web is not collapsing in the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico
Timothy Schowalter
1, Steve Presley2, Robert Waide3, Michael Willig2, Lawrence Woolbright4 and Jess Zimmerman5, 1Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 3University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 4Siena College, Loudonville, NY, 5University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

3:15 – 3:45 PM
Agriculture intensification as a threat to biodiversity
Peter Raven
, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

3:45 – 4:00 PM
Insects and recent climate change
Matthew L. Forister
, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

4:00 – 4:30 PM
The decline of butterflies in Europe: The crisis deepens
Martin Warren
, Butterfly Conservation Europe, Dorset, United Kingdom

4:30 – 4:45 PM
Moth declines and what they can tell us
David Wagner
, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

4:45 – 5:00 PM
The global pollinator crisis--delusion, decline, or death blow?
May Berenbaum
, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

5:00 – 5:15 PM
Current knowledge about Arctic arthropod population change and a computer vision for future monitoring
Toke Høye
, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

5:15 – 5:30 PM
The decline of insects: What should we do about it?
Akito Kawahara
, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Closing Remarks
Dave Wagner, University of Connecticut 


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