UGA experts available to comment on monarch butterfly decline
January 31, 2014Print
- Beth Gavrilles ,
Athens, Ga. - A new report from the World Wildlife Fund has documented the drop in monarch butterfly numbers. The University of Georgia has experts on monarch butterflies available to comment on the trend:
Professor and Associate Dean, Odum School of Ecology
Her research includes projects on the natural systems of butterflies, birds, bats and primates; animal migration and infectious disease dynamics; effects of host behavior on parasite transmission; urbanization and infectious disease risk; climate change and infectious diseases; and the macroecology of infectious diseases.
His research studies long-term trends in monarch butterfly populations in North America, and the nature of stopover ecology in migrating monarchs. His research interests include
conservation physiology, morphological indicators of animal fitness, migration biology of birds and insects, and improving methods of animal measurement.
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