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Mosquitoes in the Anthropocene: Invasions, Climate Adaptation, and Urbanization

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Free

St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch
300 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011 United States + Google Map

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. Register below!

Featured Speaker: Katie Westby, Ph.D., MSPH, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Tyson Research Center, Washington University in St. Louis

We are now living in an epoch where humans are the predominant factor affecting our environment and climate. Besides being a nuisance and important spreaders of disease, mosquitoes have a fascinating ecology and are subject to all the same community level interactions and selection pressures of other, more beloved, species. Tyson Research Center biologist, Katie Westby, presents an overview of how human-driven changes influence mosquito-borne disease and shares some of the work in the Saint Louis region examining how invasive species, climate, and urbanization are affecting mosquito communities.

Katie’s research focuses on the ecology and evolution of mosquitoes of medical importance. She began studying mosquito communities at Tyson in 2012 as a Ph.D. student and now conducts both field and laboratory experiments full time.

Mosquitoes in the Anthropocene is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Libraries.

Details

Date:
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch
300 Clarkson Rd.
Ellisville, MO 63011 United States
+ Google Map