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Milkweed Research Featured by Local Press

Monarch caterpillar on milkweed. Photo by Courtney Celley, US Fish and Wildlife ServiceMonarch butterfly populations are in steep decline. A recent story published in the Daily Press features research by two Assistant Professors in the Biology Department. Drs. Harmony Dalgleish and Joshua Puzey are participating with a national effort that coordinates volunteers to gain data for conservation efforts related to monarchs and their host plant (species of milkweed, genus Asclepias). Dr. Dalgleish is continuing her post-graduate work in the fields of pollination ecology and conservation biology, teaming with Dr. Puzey, who brings expertise in plant physiology and DNA research. Read Tamara Dietrich's story in the local Daily Press (note, registration may be required to access full article):