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AT: Integrating Social Science into Strategic Monarch Conservation Series
June 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFREE
Description: Every corner of the landscape that the monarch butterfly navigates is shaped, to some degree, by humans. While this has resulted in a variety of obstacles for monarchs, people are striving to create or maintain habitat for these charismatic creatures. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Field Museum’s Keller Science Action Center have been working to understand the social, political, and economic factors that produce environmental threats, and foster those that benefit monarchs and their habitats. In this webinar, USFWS Human Dimensions Team Lead Christine Browne will explain how these factors within the socio-ecological systems have been identified and considered in the development of conservation strategies, and Field Museum Social Scientist Lex Winter will share research on how these factors play out on the ground in urban and suburban areas in the Midwest.
· Christine Browne Ph.D., Conservation Social Scientist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
· Lex Winter, Environmental Social Scientist, The Field Museum