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Why Do We Care About the Urban Ecology of Rats and Mice? An Examination of Natural History, Reproductive Biology, and Individual Behavioral Differences of Mankind’s Longest Commensal Enemy

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


ratproblemSt. Louis County Library – Jamestown Bluffs Branch
4153 N Hwy 67
Florissant, MO 63034 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.

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Featured Speaker: Danielle Lee, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville

Across time, across the sea, across the land, across cultures, human societies have contended with rodent pests. In both agricultural and urban settings, diverse species of rats and mice have managed to make a living with us and off of us. Biologist and urban ecologist, Dr. Danielle Lee, reviews the history of our interactions with these rodents, our most pernicious, n2016_07_subway-rat-1200x464on-pet and non-food familiars and discusses how they help us understand ourselves better.

Urban Ecology of Rats and Mice is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis, St. Louis County Libraries, the Photosynthetic Research Antenna Center (PARC), and Washington University’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (under a St. Louis project grant). Science in St. Louis is based upon work supported as part of the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0001035. We also would like to thank the National Science Foundation for support awarded to Kaitlyn Faries through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program under Award Number DGE-1143954.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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St. Louis County Library – Jamestown Bluffs Branch
4153 N Hwy 67
Florissant, MO 63034 United States
+ Google Map