Field Studies


 

Patch Size Dynamics

Number of eggs and larvae monitored as a function of patch size (area and total number of plants) to determine optimum patch-size variables.
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Nectar Density and Monarch Reproduction Methods

Number of eggs and larvae monitored as a function of nectar density to determine impact on monarch reproduction.
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Effects of Best Management Practices

Regression analyses used to determine if mowing, prescribed burning, and grazing are important factors influencing milkweed or monarch variables.
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Relationship between Fire Ant Mounds and Monarch Eggs and Larvae

In areas where the density of fire ant mounds demonstrated quantifiable spatial variation, determine if the number of monarch eggs and larvae vary as a function fire ant mound density and/or proximity.
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