UNL expert to discuss climate change and insects

Nov 18, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A professor in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources will discuss climate change and insects during a lecture in Lincoln.

Insect ecologist Leon Higley will present the Paul A. Olson Seminar in Great Plains Studies. His topic is "Climate Change and the Insects of the Great Plains."

The lecture is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Great Plains Art Museum. The event is free and open to the public.

Higley's research focuses on forensic entomology, plant-insect interaction, insect conservation and pest management in relation to environmental impacts. He is one of the researchers involved with the study of the Salt Creek tiger beetle, one of the most endangered insects in North America. It is found only in Lancaster County.

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