2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Symposium

Location

ScholarSpace, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Document Type

poster

Abstract

  • The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) has been in decline since 2005 and was recently labeled as an endangered species. By promoting their habitat, more resources become available for other species in that ecosystem.
  • The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) – which is regulated by the USDA Farm Service Agency - pays farmers to plant species that promote soil conservation, water quality, and wildlife habitat. It is the single largest tool conservationists have to establish milkweed (Asclepius spp.), the monarch’s host plant, and essential nectar resources.

Start Date

29-7-2022 11:00 AM

End Date

29-7-2022 1:30 PM

Event Host

Summer Undergraduate Research Program, University of Northern Iowa

Faculty Advisor

Laura Jackson

Department

Department of Biology

File Format

application/pdf

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Jul 29th, 11:00 AM Jul 29th, 1:30 PM

Assessing Methods for Enhancing Monarch Habitat in Re-Enrolling CRP Sites

ScholarSpace, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

  • The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) has been in decline since 2005 and was recently labeled as an endangered species. By promoting their habitat, more resources become available for other species in that ecosystem.
  • The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) – which is regulated by the USDA Farm Service Agency - pays farmers to plant species that promote soil conservation, water quality, and wildlife habitat. It is the single largest tool conservationists have to establish milkweed (Asclepius spp.), the monarch’s host plant, and essential nectar resources.