Pterochthonius angelus Credit: Dave Walter

Join us for a mite-y webinar!

Join ABMI acarologist—that’s someone who studies mites and ticks—Dr. Lisa Lumley on Friday, September 10 for Mites in Alberta, the latest in the It’s Our Nature to Know webinar series.

ABMI acarologist Dr. Lisa Lumley

Lisa will outline the ABMI’s mite research, and why collecting data on mites in the province is important to Albertans and helps to support land-use decision making. “Oribatid mites are the main bioindicator that ABMI uses to monitor soil health,” says Lisa. “Soil health is integral to Albertans and humans globally as soil produces food, cycles nutrients, conserves and purifies water, sequesters carbon, and helps regulate pests and diseases.” So join us to learn more about these microscopic, unsung biodiversity powerhouses! The webinar may be small, but we guarantee it will be mite-y.

The webinar is live September 10 from noon to 1 pm MDT. It’s free for anyone to attend, but please register HERE so we know to expect you. Once completed, the webinar will also be archived on the ABMI’s YouTube channel for those unable to attend the live event.