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University of Arkansas professor receives grant to study butterflies

Professor looks at light’s effect on insects’ behavior by Ryan Anderson | September 2, 2023 at 10:00 p.m.
Erica Westerman, an associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Arkansas, holds a male squinting bush brown butterfly Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, in a greenhouse at the university in Fayetteville.The National Science Foundation awarded Westerman with a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award to support her research on the role of genetics and ambient light in shaping the visual sensitivity and behavior of butterflies. Visit for today's photo gallery. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Andy Shupe)

FAYETTEVILLE -- For anyone who has ever gazed at a butterfly and wondered what it sees, and how that influences how it behaves,...

Print Headline: Butterfly researcher awarded $1.3M


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