Big Day of Giving Guest Speaker: Dr. Emily Meineke

Date: Thursday, May 2nd

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PT

Help Headwaters Science Institute make a meaningful difference as we celebrate our Big Day of Giving 2024 Fundraiser!

Please join us LIVE for an engaging guest talk and Q&A discussion with Dr. Emily Meineke, Assistant Professor of Urban Landscape Entomology at UC Davis. The Meineke Lab investigates how human-caused global change affects plant-insect interactions. Along with an impressive list of publications in top research journals, the Meineke Lab has been featured across The New York Times, Boston Globe, National Geographic, and The Atlantic.

  • Thursday, May 2nd, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

About Dr. Emily Meineke & the Meineke Lab:

Insects have eaten plants for around 400 million years. These interactions have given rise to most terrestrial biodiversity. Over the past 12,000 years, humans have disrupted plant-herbivore relationships by building cities, domesticating crops, and changing the global climate. Emily investigates these disruptions, focusing on species that are of cultural importance, such as street trees, crops, crop wild relatives, and plants that support rare insect species. Emily’s work combines experiments, observations, citizen science, and biological collections to address key hypotheses in ecology.

While this event is free, donations are encouraged!