Learning From Insects: How Our World is Shaped by Bees, Ants and Other Social Insects
April 3, 2012
A Dialogue and Booksigning with Thomas Seeley and Bernd Heinrich
TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 6:00 PM
Many of the world’s top scientists have devoted their careers to the study of social insects. Their passion has led to an understanding of how insects both positively and negatively impact the environment and human life – as plant pollinators, tree defoliators, and potential indicators of climate change. To celebrate the publication of Harvard University Press’ collection of its best essays in Entomology, A World of Insects, Thomas Seeley, biology professor at Cornell University, and Bernd Heinrich, professor emeritus at the University of Vermont, will discuss their research and why it’s critical that we study and learn from insects. Moderated by Professor Naomi Pierce, Curator of Lepidoptera at the Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Following the presentation, there will be reception and booksigning in the museum’s galleries. Cosponsored with Harvard University Press. Free and open the public.