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Catastrophic Winter Storm Mortality of Monarch Butterflies in Mexico during January 2002

@inproceedings{Brower2007CatastrophicWS,
  title={Catastrophic Winter Storm Mortality of Monarch Butterflies in Mexico during January 2002},
  author={L. Brower and D. Kust and E. Salinas and Eligio Garc{\'i}a-Serrano and Katherine R. Kust and J. Miller and Concha Fernandez del Rey and K. Pape},
  year={2007}
}
estimated that more than 80% of the monarchs had been killed. Heavy mortality had also occurred in the Sierra Chincua and Sierra Campanario colonies (C. Gottfried and Rosario guides, pers. comm.). We hypothesized that the butterflies had been killed by the combination of wetting and the subsequent clearing that results in extreme radiant heat loss to the cloudless sky. Anderson and Brower (1993, 1996) tested this hypothesis at a field laboratory in the Sierra Chincua. They measured the… Expand
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