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How the Humble Dung Beetle Can Help Save the World

Claire Winfrey, doctoral student in the UT Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will present "How the Humble Dung Beetle Can Help Save the World" Friday, March 6.

Agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and chemical pollutants. Some of Earth’s most unassuming creatures however, such as dung beetles and microbes, can help mitigate these problems. In her presentation, Winfrey will discuss her research studying the microorganisms that live in the guts of dung beetles, her conversations with ranchers across the heartland, and cutting-edge research suggesting how dung beetles and microorganisms work together to keep our world’s soils healthy.

The UT Science Forum takes place Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A. Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

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Friday, March 6, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, A
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way

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Lectures & Presentations


Science, Sustainability


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


Science Forum
College of Arts and Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


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Amanda Womac

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