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​​Dr. Karen Oberhauser

University of Wisconsin – Madison Arboretum

Dr. Karen Oberhauser is the Director of the University of Wisconsin – Madison Arboretum, where she is continuing her 30 years of research on the biology and conservation of the monarch butterfly. She has initiated multiple “citizen science” projects, involving K-12 students and adults to monitor monarchs and their habitat. Dr. Oberhauser also co-chairs the steering committee of the Monarch Joint Venture, a 60+ organization partnership for monarch conservation across their migratory range in the U.S. She has written extensively in peer-reviewed journals and books on monarch ecology and conservation, including several papers on the level of risk generated by genetically-modified corn and the herbicide Round-Up on monarch populations. In 2013, Dr. Oberhauser was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change for Citizen Science”.

My Plenary Presenters Sessions

Tuesday, April 10
 

8:15am CDT