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Dr. Karen Oberhauser

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Dr. Karen Oberhauser

Director, University of Wisconsin Arboretum

Karen Oberhauser has been studying monarch butterflies since 1984. She is the former director of the Monarch Lab, but continues to engage in the program in her current role as the Director of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum. 

I am becoming more and more concerned with the impacts that humans have on monarchs and other organisms, and with the precarious balance between human needs and the needs of the species with which we share the planet. I'm convinced that learning as much as we can about our fellow earth-inhabitants and then sharing the amazing things that we discover will tip the balance in a direction that will be better for all of us.


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