To meet the demand for a timely synthesis of monarch biology, conservation and outreach, Monarchs in a Changing World summarizes recent developments in scientific research, highlights challenges and responses to threats to monarch conservation, and showcases the many ways that monarchs are used in citizen science programs, outreach, and education.
Monarchs in a Changing World Contents Preface Part I: Model Programs for Citizen Science, Education, and Conservation: An Overview 1. Environmental Education and Monarchs: Reaching across Disciplines, Generations, and Nations 2. Contributions to Monarch Biology and Conservation through Citizen Science: Seventy Years and Counting 3. Monarch Habitat Conservation across North America: Past Progress and Future Needs Part II: Monarchs as Herbivores, Prey, and Hosts: An Overview 4. Macroevolutionary Trends in the Defense of Milkweeds against Monarchs: Latex, Cardenolides, and Tolerance of Herbivory 5. Invertebrate Natural Enemies and Stage-Specific Mortality Rates of Monarch Eggs and Larvae 6. Lacewings, Wasps, and Flies-Oh My: Insect Enemies Take a Bite out of Monarchs 7. Monarchs and Their Debilitating Parasites: Immunity, Migration, and Medicinal Plant Use Part III: Monarchs in a Changing Climate: An Overview 8. What's Too Hot and What's Too Cold?: Lethal and Sublethal Effects of Extreme Temperatures on Developing Monarchs 9. Microclimatic Protection of Overwintering Monarchs Provided by Mexico's High-Elevation Oyamel Fir Forests: A Review 10. Effect of the 2010-2011 Drought on the Lipid Content of Monarchs Migrating through Texas to Overwintering Sites in Mexico 11. Estimating the Climate Signal in Monarch Population Decline: No Direct Evidence for an Impact of Climate Change? Part IV: Conserving North American Monarch Butterflies: An Overview 12. Understanding and Conserving the Western North American Monarch Population 13. Threats to the Availability of Overwintering Habitat in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve: Land Use and Climate Change 14. Monarch Butterflies and Agriculture 15. Fires and Fire Management in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. 16. Project Milkweed: A Strategy for Monarch Habitat Conservation 17. Grassland and Roadside Management Practices Affect Milkweed Abundance and Opportunities for Monarch Recruitment Part V: New Perspectives on Monarch Migration, Evolution, and Population Biology: An Overview 18. Tracking the Fall Migration of Eastern Monarchs with Journey North Roost Sightings: New Findings about the Pace of Fall Migration 19. Potential Changes in Eastern North American Monarch Migration in Response to an Introduced Milkweed, Asclepias curassavica 20. Migration and Host Plant Use by the Southern Monarch, Danaus erippus 21. Monarchs in the Mist: New Perspectives on Monarch Distribution in the Pacific Northwest 22. Monarchs across the Atlantic Ocean: What's Happening on the Other Shore? 23. Unraveling the Mysteries of Monarch Migration and Global Dispersal through Molecular Genetic Techniques 24. Connecting Eastern Monarch Population Dynamics across Their Migratory Cycle References Contributors Index Color plates are at the end of the e-book.
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