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Ernest Williams
Williams Co-Authors Study on Butterflies’ Early Emergence

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology emeritus and lecturer in biology, was the lead author on a recently published study. “Phenological Advancement of Lycaenid Butterflies in Massachusetts” appears in the current issue of the Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society.  More ...

Eugene Domack, Tim Elgren. Ernest Williams
Three Longtime Science Faculty Members Retire

Three longtime members of Hamilton’s science faculty retired during the last academic year. Eugene Domack, Timothy Elgren and Ernest Williams had a combined 79 years of service at Hamilton.  More ...

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Williams Featured on Morning Edition

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology, discussed the decline in the monarch butterfly population on a recent Morning Edition broadcast. The segment, titled “Upstate NY sightings of monarch butterfly in danger,” aired locally on NPR affiliate WRVO on June 14.  More ...

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Williams Discusses Monarch Conservation

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology, presented “The Endangered Migration of Monarch Butterflies” on May 15 at the Cazenovia Public Library in Cazenovia, N.Y.  More ...

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Williams Contributes to Letter Delivered at North American Summit

A letter urging protection for the monarch butterfly and co-authored by Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology, was delivered to to President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at this week’s North American Summit in Mexico.  More ...

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Williams Discusses Monarchs in The Why Files

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology, was interviewed for an article in The Why Files: The Science Behind the News, a weekly online news source. In “Menace to Monarchs,” Williams discussed monarch butterflies’ migration to Mexico where they spend the winter in select mountaintop areas.  More ...

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Williams Writes on Disappearance of Monarchs for Adirondack Explorer

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology, contributed a column on the disappearance of Monarch butterflies to the January/February 2014 issue of the Adirondack Explorer.  More ...

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New York Times Editorial Features Ernest Williams

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology, was featured in a New York Times editorial, “Monarchs Fight for Their Lives,” published on Sunday, Oct. 13. Written by Verlyn Klinkenborg, the essay addressed the threats to the long-term survival of the butterfly.  More ...

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Williams Quoted in Environment & Energy

“Precipitous decline in monarch butterflies linked to habitat loss in Midwest,” published by Environment & Energy (E&E) on Aug. 5, included an excerpt from an interview with Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology. The article also linked to a study he co-authored that examined the increasing risks posed by land development and extreme weather on the declining population of monarchs.  More ...

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Williams Discusses Threats to Monarch Population

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology, presented “The Migration of Monarch Butterflies In and Beyond New York” on July 19 at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, N.Y. Williams was recently elected to the board of directors of the Monarch Butterfly Fund (MBF).  More ...

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