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Eight Action Items to Protect Insects from Global Declines
Join Akito Y. Kawahara, the lead researcher at the Florida Museum of Natural History's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, to learn about how to help save our important insects.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Aug 12, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Akito Y. Kawahara
Researcher @Florida Museum of Natural History's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity and Smithsonian Institution
Akito Y. Kawahara is an American and Japanese entomologist, scientist, and advocate of nature education, and the son of the modern conceptual artist On Kawara. Kawahara is an associate professor at the University of Florida and lead researcher at the Florida Museum of Natural History's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity and a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. Kawahara received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 2002 and his Ph.D. with Dr. Charles Mitter through the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in 2010. Kawahara's research interests are insect evolution, predator-prey interactions, and genetics. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and has received many national and international awards. Among his largest contributions are papers on the evolution of butterflies and moths.