Scientist Saturday: Pyroentomology
Saturday, December 21, 2019
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
University entomology graduate student Stephen Mason, who studies
pyroentomology, how insects respond to fires.
With human caused climate change
and rising global temperatures, fires are becoming more frequent and intense.
Insects are the most biodiverse organism in the world, and humans could not
survive without them, making them an ideal group to study after a fire.
Learn about the
different perspectives of forest fires. Are they good, bad or both? Find out
what insects tell us after a fire has occurred in the nearby NJ Pine Barrens
and what this means for fires occurring worldwide.
About Scientist Saturday:
Discover current research and meet real scientists at Scientist Saturdays. See hands-on demonstrations of scientists’ exciting research and ask all the questions you want from 1 to 4 p.m. The program welcomes guests of all ages to interact with the scientists, who are happy to converse with you about their current research. Come back for new guests each month. Free with general admission. No registration required.