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December 5, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wind down from the workday by learning something new over drinks! Join Overton Park Conservancy at the Golf Clubhouse for a happy hour with guest speakers who will share unique perspectives from their corners of the scientific world. All are welcome; no previous scientific knowledge required
Science Café is scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month.
Dr. Leigh Boardman | Biological Sciences, University of Memphis | Evolutionary and physiological ecology of insects
Cold! Snow! Where do insects go?
Insects are exothermic (cold blooded), so when winter rolls round, they need to have a strategy to deal with this. This Science Café will present several different approaches that insects use: from avoiding winter all together, to embracing the cold and surviving freezing! We will also address how climate change is altering our winters, and what this means for our Mid-South insect populations.
Leigh Boardman studies how insects respond to environmental stress, with applications for understanding invasive species, and developing chemical-free pest management strategies. She has conducted research on four continents, and her lab is now focusing on insects relevant to Tennessee.
Registration required [opens two weeks before program]