Effects of Urban Development on Dragonfly Communities

The Greater Louisville Sierra Club presents Victoria Prescott from UofL's Department of Biology. Victoria's unique presentation will focus on the effects of urban development on dragonfly communities, dragonflies being "bio-indicators" of ecosystem health.
When Sep 20, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Clifton Center (2117 Payne Street)
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Urbanization is a leading cause of habitat degradation and loss throughout the world. As habitat quality is diminished, species often are unable to persist and sometimes are drastically reduced or become extinct. Victoria has researched how urban development affects dragonflies in both pond and stream habitats within and around Louisville. She has found that urban development does reduce the number of species found at any aquatic habitat. Her presentation will focus on this research and her findings. Victoria is a PhD student in the Department of Biology at the University of Louisville. Her dissertation examines the impact of urban development on wolf spiders and dragonflies. Victoria has a great passion for protecting the environment and seeks to inspire others as well. Greater Louisville Sierra Club's programs are always free and open to the public.