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Zoom Webinar – The Extraordinary Diversity of Beetles

March 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-8



On Tuesday, March 22nd at 7 pm, the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park welcome Dr. Stephanie Dole with a beetle program entitled “The Extraordinary Diversity of Beetles.” All insects are critically important and in a severe decline, but her focus will be specifically on beetles. She will discuss these arthropods, their biodiversity, ecological roles, and their importance in the web of life. Dr. Dole is an eminent scientist who has traveled far and wide to conduct her research.  She is an excellent speaker and will present a program that will inspire all of us to see insects in a new light.

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About the talk:  Beetles make up a large part of the natural world. One in five known species is a beetle and new beetle species are being discovered constantly.  With over 450,000 recorded species, the order of beetles, Coleoptera, contains a myriad of biodiversity and ecological roles.  Understanding beetles is therefore fundamental to understanding the nature of life on earth.  Stephanie Dole holds a doctorate degree in Entomology who specializes in educating people of all ages about the wonderful world of terrestrial arthropods.  Through her business, Beetlelady, she teaches programs in the Bay Area and beyond, hoping to instill a love of bugs in others.  She will present on the astonishing diversity of insects, and beetles specifically, as well as her own research into the diversity of tropical bark beetles.  Spend an evening glimpsing the beauty of beetles and gaining an understanding of their importance to the natural world.            

About the speaker:  Stephanie A. Dole, Ph.D. has been educating the public about insects since 1997. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis. She received her doctoral degree in Entomology from Michigan State University. The National Science Foundation funded her Ph.D. dissertation research on the diversity of topical bark beetles, which included the description of 5 previously unknown beetle species, and one new genus. Her research articles have been published in several scientific journals. She has had extensive field experience collecting and studying insects in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Guyana, Thailand, the Sonoran Desert, the Sierra Nevada, and throughout California. Dr. Stephanie Dole has extensive experience as a scientist, educator, and researcher.


March 22, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-8