High Sierra Butterfly References and Resources: Dr Art Shapiro

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 27 October 2010


For an excellent source of Sierra Butterfly information

see: Art Shapiro's Butterfly Site

especially the Butterfly Listing by Latin Name page, for pictures of Sierra Butterflies.

And the Professor's recent work; 

Compounded effects of climate change and habitat alteration shift patterns of butterfly diversity. (abstract)

To obtain a broad understanding of Sierra Butterflies, see;

Status of Butterflies, Arthur M. Shapiro, Center for Population Biology, University of California, Davis. (pdf)

About Professor Shapiro

  Professor Shapiro's long-term study of Butterflies across a transect of the Sierra  has contributed invaluable information to our understanding of the repercussions that our alterations to our climate and ecosystem have initiated in Sierra ecosystems.

It is not that the beating of Butterfly wings will change the world, but rather the profound implications of the responses of  Butterflies to the changing world.

  My hope is that our society has the wisdom to understand and properly use the information Professor Shapiro has generated to guide our legal, political, and demographic development policies to mitigate, if not restore, our crumbling natural infrastructure.

  Many thanks to Professor Shapiro not just for identifying the Butterflies pictured on these sites, but for his dedication to understanding the Natural World, as well as his contributions to making us all aware of the magnitude of the impact of the Social World on nature.


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