Monarch Butterfly Expert To Deliver Humphreys Biology Lecture

February 6, 2003

Lincoln P. Brower, one of the world’s experts on the migrating monarch butterfly, will talk about its biology and conservation in the Mary E. Humphreys Biology Lecture February 19 at Mary Baldwin University. The free, public talk will be at 7 p.m. in Francis Auditorium in the Pearce Science Center at Coalter and Frederick streets 7 p.m. It will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.

Brower is research professor of biology at Sweet Briar College and distinguished service professor of zoology, emeritus, at the University of Florida. Brower has received the Gold Medal of Zoology from the Linnean Society of London, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Animal Behavior Society, and the Henry Walter Bates Award for Biology and Conservation of Tropical Butterflies. He has published hundreds of scientific papers and edited two books. Brower is working with the World Wildlife Fund-Mexico and the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation to protect the major wintering sites of the monarch butterfly in Mexico.

The Mary E. Humphreys Biology Lecture Series was established in 1992 to bring prominent scientists to the campus to present public lectures. Sponsoring the series are friends and former students of Dr. Mary Humphreys, professor emerita of biology, who served on the biology faculty at Mary Baldwin for 25 years (1943-1968).