Cambridge Nature Festival 2023

26th May – 2nd July

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Online talk: Cool as a caterpillar: Researching across the butterfly life cycle – Zoology Museum

June 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Climate change is threatening many ecosystems worldwide. In order to manage and conserve species, we need to understand the effects of temperature on wildlife. However, conservation is challenged by knowledge gaps in how this will affect species across different stages in their life cycle. Esme Ashe-Jepson discusses temperature’s role in the small blue’s egg distribution and how this can help inform management in nature reserves.

Esme Ashe-Jepson is a PhD student in the Department of Zoology: ‘I am a PhD student in the Insect Ecology Group at the University of Cambridge, working in close collaboration with the Wildlife Trust of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. My research focuses on the effect of temperature on butterflies, with the goal of better understanding their response to climate change.’

Registration required via link below.


June 1, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Museum of Zoology
01223 336650
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Online Talk