Posted on March 2, 2020
What’s Really Killing Monarch Butterflies?
Monarch butterfly expert, Dr. Karen Oberhauser, was featured in this article in Scientific American discussing the threats facing monarch butterflies.
Posted on January 5, 2020
Can Monarchs Change with the Climate?
Monarch expert Dr. Karen Oberhauser was recently featured in the Washington Post regarding monarch butterflies and the challenges they face due to climate change.
Posted on September 12, 2019
Monarchs on the Move
Monarchs are on the move one their 2000+ mile trip to their overwintering ground in Mexico. Monarch expert, Dr. karen Oberhauser describes the biology of […]
Posted on June 24, 2019
Rearing Monarchs Might Not be Such a Good Thing
In an interesting twist, a recent study found that monarch butterflies raised in captivity may struggle to navigate properly during their migration. Monarch expert, Dr. […]
Posted on March 23, 2019
Backyard Mosquito Treatments Can Impact Other Insects
With insects in decline, it’s important to keep our everyday actions in mind. Dr. Karen Oberhauser discusses how backyard mosquito treatments can have impacts on […]
Posted on March 8, 2019
Butterflies are Charismatic Insects Humans Readily Connect With
Butterflies are charismatic insects that humans readily connect with according to Karen Oberhauser. Unfortunately, butterflies also face significant declines as described in this article from the Washington […]
Posted on February 20, 2019
Monarch Butterfly Challenges
Monarch butterflies face tough challenges, yet a recent overwintering survey found a strong increase in monarch numbers in Mexico. Dr. Karen Oberhauser discusses monarch populations […]
Posted on December 21, 2018
Many Factors Affect Monarch Butterflies
Dr. Karen Oberhauser discusses the many factors affecting monarch butterflies in this recent article from National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/12/monarch-butterflies-risk-extinction-climate-change/
Posted on October 19, 2018
Monarch Butterflies – an Adaptable Species
Monarch butterflies face tough times but as monarch expert Karen Oberhauser discusses, these charismatic butterflies are an adaptable species, which offers hope for the future: https://therivardreport.com/experts-offer-caution-hope-for-monarch-butterflys-future/
Posted on August 17, 2018
Entomology Department Projects at the UW Arboretum
The University of Wisconsin Arboretum has a strong legacy of research, including many projects conducted by past and present members of the entomology department, including […]
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