The Biological Impacts of Climate Change: Insights from Butterflies!
Climate change is predicted to accelerate over the course of this century. Breaking research on butterflies shows how species might respond.
Humans, from the Perspective of a Californian Butterfly
Back in 1953 my grandmother said: “Butterflies…HAH! Very pretty, but what are they FOR?” I had no answer. In this talk I will turn the question around and ask from the butterfly’s perspective: “Humans…very big and clumsy…. but what are they FOR?” We might think that the answer is just that humans are BAD, but no, it’s more complicated than that. Without thinking about it, we humans create puzzles for butterflies to solve. Sometimes they succeed and sometimes they don’t.