Abstract: They are among the most ancient animals on the planet, and their species number more than nearly all other forms of life combined. They exist in nearly every known ecosystem, and we couldn’t survive without them. But they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Join Chemical Ecologist, Dr. Shannon Olsson (NCBS) as she presents her talk, An Inordinate Fondness: A Journey into the Tiny World of Insects. Hear fascinating stories about our world’s smallest friends, and learn how important they are to our own future on Planet Earth