Carissa Blackledge
Michigan State University
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#1Sara L. Hermann (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 8
#2Carissa Blackledge (MSU: Michigan State University)
Last.Douglas A. Landis (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 49
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Conserving threatened organisms requires knowledge of the factors impacting their populations. The Eastern monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus L.) has declined by as much as 80% in the past two decades and conservation biologists are actively seeking to understand and reverse this decline. While it is well known that most monarchs die as eggs and young larvae, few studies have focused on identifying what arthropod taxa contribute to these losses. The aim of our study was to identify previously u...