Moths are largely nocturnal creatures, but they can shed light on local biodiversity in a unique way. Many of the world’s 160,000+ moth species have niche habitat needs. Knowing what species are present in an area (and which ones are conspicuously absent) can therefore tell us a lot about that habitat’s health.
In this webinar, Blaine Rothauser, a senior ecologist from GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. will share first-hand insights on how teams can translate moth inventories into meaningful baseline data about habitat value, while also helping us gain a new appreciation for moths’ beauty and diversity.
What you’ll learn:
- Why baseline data is important to conservation work
- How moths can provide important clues about environmental integrity
- Strategies for using species inventories to inform project design and adaptive management
Who should attend:
- Site teams looking for a new approach to data collection and habitat assessment
- Anyone who wants to gain a greater appreciation for an overlooked group of insects
- Blaine Rothauser, Senior Natural Resource Specialist/Senior Ecologist/Rare Species Biologist, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.