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Xerces Events

Due to the coronavirus, we will not be holding or participating in any in-person events during the pandemic. We will resume in-person events as soon as it is safe and appropriate. In the meantime, we are committed to presenting as many events online as we can, including a new series of Xerces-hosted webinars. (Webinars will be close captioned and recordings added to our YouTube channel.)

 

The list of events on this page will be updated regularly. You can also find updates on social media and via our e-newsletter. If you have questions, please contact Liz Robertson at [email protected]

 

Please note that we are still accepting in-person speaker requests for 2021 events, although this may change depending on public health guidance. In the meantime, we can provide talks through platforms such as Zoom and Google Hangouts. Please fill out our speaker request form here. For questions regarding the speaker request form contact Rachel Dunham at [email protected]

 

August 12
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Webinar

Join Akito Y. Kawahara, the lead researcher at the Florida Museum of Natural History's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, to learn about how to help save our important insects.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Click here for more information and to register.

September 23
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Webinar

 

Join Paola Olaya Arenas, a postdoctoral fellow at Institute Alexander von Humboldt, as she talks about her research on insect pests and natural enemies in Bogotá.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Click here for more information and to register.

October 19
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual Event

The Xerces Society is cohosting the 2021 Natural Area Conference held by the Natural Areas Association.  This year's one-day virtual event, Life from the Ashes:  Exploring the Impact of Prescribed & Natural Fire on Insects and Other Invertebrates, will explore the positive and negative impacts of prescribed and natural fire related to insects and other invertebrates in landscapes across North America. The symposium will provide research and practical insights to inform natural areas professionals as they manage landscapes with fire.

 

Click here for more information and to register.

October 21
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Webinar

Biodiversity across the globe and throughout the tree of life is in major flux, and understanding the nature and causes of these changes is critical for developing effective conservation and management strategies. Pollinators are an especially important group to understand biodiversity change in, given the ecosystem and agricultural services that they provide, and bumblebees are a particularly important group of wild native pollinators found across North America and Europe. Over the last few decades, many species across this group have been declining, with links being made to climate change and habitat loss as the culprits. Join Peter Soroye, Conservation Biologist, to learn about his PhD research, looking at many species across multiple continents to explore how climate change has affected North America and European bumblebees over the last 120 years, and how human land use and habitat loss change that relationship.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Click here for more information and to register.

November 11
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Webinar

 

Join Matt Forister, Professor of Biology and Insect Ecology at the University of Nevada, as he explores data from different long term sources on western butterfly species and habitats and an overview of threats in the west.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Click here for more information and to register.