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Investigations Into The Function Of Common Milkweed (Asclepias Syriaca) In The Agricultural Landscape, Sydney Lizotte-Hall
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The monarch butterfly’s (Danaus plexippus Linnaeus) vibrant orange color with contrasting black veins and white spots make it recognizable to many. Unfortunately, the remarkable migration made by the eastern monarch population is at risk due to the recent decline in this cohort of the species. Many factors are said to have caused the decline, including overwintering habitat destruction, increased dependence on herbicide-tolerant crops, extreme climatic events, predation, loss of breeding habitat, etc.
Two studies were conducted to: 1) determine the impact of sub-lethal herbicides on growth of common milkweed and utilization by monarchs and 2) investigate simple methods for ...