The man who probably knows more about monarch butterflies than anyone else in the world will be the featured speaker at this year’s Jane and Whitney Harris Lecture.

Monarch butterfly expert Lincoln Brower will be the featured speaker at this year’s UMSL-sponsored Jane and Whitney Harris Lecture. (Photo by Sweet Briar College)

For nearly 60 years, Lincoln Brower, a research professor of biology at Sweet Briar (Va.) College, has investigated the biology of the monarch butterfly. In fact, many of the widely known facts about monarch butterflies that are presented in biology classes and nature documentaries, have come out of his research.

“The Grand Saga of the Monarch Butterfly” will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 16 in the Ridgeway Center’s Shoenberg Theater at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis.

Brower will talk on the biology of the monarch butterfly and conservation issues surrounding its long-term stability as a species. His current research focuses on the overwintering, migration and conservation biology of the monarch butterfly, which undergoes one of the most extraordinary annual migrations on the planet.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Saint Louis Zoo and the Academy of Science of St. Louis.

For more information, call 314-516-6202.

Myra Lopez

Myra Lopez

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