Grab your lunch and feed your mind with a program that explores the science of everyday life! This presentation focuses on the history, beauty, and conservation of Missouri’s prairies, and on facets of a new “tallgrass prairie economy,” which uses an ancient ecosystem as a model for new, sustainable landscapes that benefit people in many ways.
Second Saturday Conversation: Reintegrating Animals on the Farm: Preserving the Future of Humanity Through Integrated Cropping Systems
Can science help us learn how to increase food production while also caring for the planet with sustainable agricultural practices? The answer is yes! Integrated crop-livestock systems not only increase food production, but also provide dramatic benefits for the soil and environment. Research has provided insights into a number of techniques through which farmers and growers can reduce environmental risks, increase production, and realize economic benefits as well.
The monarch butterfly is one of the most iconic species in North America and a central part of efforts to protect pollinators. Angie Babbit from KU’s Monarch Watch will share strategies researchers are using to better understand monarchs’ epic migration between Mexico and Canada and how the public can participate in efforts to preserve and protect the butterfly.
Arthur Hasler, an American ecologist, was born Jan. 5, 1908. Hasler taught for many years at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and is one of the pioneers of the study of the ecosystems of lakes. However, his two most notable achievements have nothing to do with…