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Event Book Talk: Never Out of Season

Sunday, April 30, 2017
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Biology/Physics Building

Dr. Rob Dunn Professor of Applied Ecology, North Carolina State University, and UConn Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Alumnus

1:00-2:00 pm

Part of the Be Our Guest Opening Event!

A special presentation to help celebrate the opening of the first Carl and Marian Rettenmeyer Army Ant Guest Collection exhibit. Former Rettenmeyer student Rob Dunn will talk about his powerful new book, Never Out of Season.

The Menace of Monoculture: How the Simplification of Agriculture Threatens Our Food and Civilization (Again, and again, and again):

We depend on fewer and fewer kinds of plants for most of our calories. Most of those plants face major threats. The bad news is that those threats are real and a danger to things as lovely as chocolate and as important as the rubber in the sidewalls of your tires. The good news is that there are many ways each of us can work to savor and favor a greater diversity of crops, but also, at the same time, help to study and understand the wild biodiversity on which those crops depend.

Book signing to follow.

This all-ages event is Free and open to the public.

Rob Dunn Lab: http://robdunnlab.com/

AntU: http://www.antu.uconn.edu

EEB Biodiversity Research Collections: http://biodiversity.uconn.edu/ant-guests/

Contact:

AntUinfo@uconn.edu

Ant U (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UConn Master Calendar

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