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Monarch densities in burned or grazed Minnesota remnant prairie, 2016-2017

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2016-05-31
End Date
2017-09-05

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Leone, J.B., Larson, D.L., Larson, J.L., Pennarola, N.P., and Oberhauser, K., 2019, Monarch densities in burned or grazed Minnesota remnant prairie, 2016-2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P940ICLS.

Summary

We studied the direct and indirect impacts of using fire and grazing to manage remnant prairies on adult monarch abundance. This dataset consists of data collected at 10 burned and 10 grazed remnant Minnesota prairies during the summers of 2016 and 2017. We measured Asclepias spp. (milkweeds, monarch host plants) frequency, forb frequency, and adult monarch butterfly abundance at sites owned and managed by the Minnesota DNR, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, and private landowners.

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MonarchAbundanceBySite.csv 11.84 KB
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Much of the remaining suitable habitat for monarchs (Danaus plexippus) in Minnesota is found in tallgrass prairies. These data were collected to study the direct and indirect impacts of using fire and grazing management on adult monarch abundance in remnant prairies. Understanding how management affects monarch use of grasslands is important because grasslands have the potential to contribute greatly to monarch conservation goals. This information will help land managers and conservation planners make decisions about how and where to use fire and grazing in remnant prairie

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