Tuesday, April 12, 7:40 pm – Boston Harbor Islands All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory

The next meeting of the Cambridge Entomological Club will be held on Tuesday April 12 at 7:40 PM in room 101 of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Please note that the meeting will begin 10 minutes later than usual. Dr. Jessica Rykken will present a talk entitled Boston Harbor Islands All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory: Discovering the Microwilderness of an Urban Island Park.

The Boston Harbor Islands All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) began five years ago. Its major goals include inventorying and educating the public about arthropod biodiversity in the park. Dr. Rykken, a Harvard based researcher, has played a vital role in coordinating both the inventory and educational efforts. She first addressed the club shortly after the project was underway. Dr. Rykken is now returning to report on what has been discovered from the more than 1700 species and 65,000 specimens the ATBI has captured and cataloged.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided and you are also welcome to join us at 6:15 PM for an informal pre-meeting dinner at Harkness Commons, in the law school cafeteria on the second floor. For further information contact CEC President David Lubertazzi at lubertazzi@gmail.com.