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Pacific Northwest Insects with Dr. Merrill A. Peterson

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Western Washington University Professor of Biology Merrill A. Peterson spoke about his new book, Pacific Northwest Insects, on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Reading Room at Western Washington University Libraries. This event was free and open to the public.

For this field guide, Peterson traveled throughout the Pacific Northwest to photograph live insects. He hiked snowfields, waded through swamps, and crawled through fields and forests in pursuit of particular species. During this talk, he will speak about why he devoted more than 10,000 hours over the last decade to write and produce this book.

Peterson began studying insects while growing up in Seattle, received his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University. He is Professor and Chair of Biology and also the Insect Collection Curator at Western Washington University, where he has taught various courses in entomology, ecology, and evolutionary biology since 1997.

He has also authored numerous papers on insect ecology, evolution, and diversity, and oversaw the development of the Pacific Northwest Moths website. His natural history photographs have been published in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Butterflies of Cascadia, Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies, and many other places.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

21-2-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

21-2-2019 5:00 PM

Location

Western Libraries, Wilson Library Reading Room

Resource Type

Event

Title of Series

Western Libraries Reading Series

Genre/Form

lectures

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Insects--Northwest, Pacific--Identification; Insects--Northwest, Pacific--Geographical distribution; Arthropoda--Northwest, Pacific--Identification; Arthropoda--Northwest, Pacific--Geographical distribution

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Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Keywords

Insects, Pacifc Northwest insects, Insect photographs, Insect fieldguide

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Feb 21st, 4:00 PM Feb 21st, 5:00 PM

Pacific Northwest Insects with Dr. Merrill A. Peterson

Western Libraries, Wilson Library Reading Room

Western Washington University Professor of Biology Merrill A. Peterson spoke about his new book, Pacific Northwest Insects, on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Reading Room at Western Washington University Libraries. This event was free and open to the public.

For this field guide, Peterson traveled throughout the Pacific Northwest to photograph live insects. He hiked snowfields, waded through swamps, and crawled through fields and forests in pursuit of particular species. During this talk, he will speak about why he devoted more than 10,000 hours over the last decade to write and produce this book.

Peterson began studying insects while growing up in Seattle, received his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University. He is Professor and Chair of Biology and also the Insect Collection Curator at Western Washington University, where he has taught various courses in entomology, ecology, and evolutionary biology since 1997.

He has also authored numerous papers on insect ecology, evolution, and diversity, and oversaw the development of the Pacific Northwest Moths website. His natural history photographs have been published in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Butterflies of Cascadia, Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies, and many other places.