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Dragonflies & Damselflies in Maine, May 10
Dragonflies & Damselflies in Maine, May 10
Ron Butler is professor of ecology at UMaine Farmington and a biologist with research interests in behavioral ecology, community ecology, and conservation biology. During the past 40 years, he has worked in Antarctica, Newfoundland, and Maine on a variety of projects concerning the ecology and conservation of seabirds, dragonflies, butterflies, and bees.

Because of his interest in ecologically important insect groups, Ron presently helps coordinate three statewide citizen scientist initiatives: The Maine Damselfly and Dragonfly Survey, The Maine Butterfly Survey, and (most recently) The Maine Bumble Bee Atlas.

His undergraduate research students work with Ron each summer in Maine on dragonfly, butterfly, and bee ecology, and a number of these students have gone on to graduate programs in ecology or entomology, as well as medical school and other health care programs.

In addition to teaching courses in Zoology, Ecology, Entomology, Ornithology, and Conservation Biology, Ron also co-teaches Tropical Island Ecology each May-term in the US Virgin Islands. He has a PhD in Ecology/Zoology, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Syracuse University.

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