Butterflies Through Time: Climate Change, Conservation & Historic Specimens
|Free webinar with Matthew Hayes discussing how historical specimens and modern-day research allow wildlife of the past to inform conservation of the future.
Combining historical specimens and modern-day research allows wildlife of the past to inform conservation of the future. In this talk, Matt Hayes (Cambridge University) discusses research currently being carried out on Wildlife Trust reserves in the UK, monitoring the impact of climate change, investigating if artificial butterfly banks can help protect species from extreme weather events. Matt will then discuss another area of his research, looking at historical butterfly specimens from the University Museum of Zoology in Cambridge, which can extend records of change 200 years back in time.