Experimental Examination of Intraspecific Density-Dependent Competition during the Breeding Period in Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus)

@inproceedings{Flockhart2012ExperimentalEO,
  title={Experimental Examination of Intraspecific Density-Dependent Competition during the Breeding Period in Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus)},
  author={D T Tyler Flockhart and Tara G. Martin and D Ryan Norris},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
A central goal of population ecology is to identify the factors that regulate population growth. Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) in eastern North America re-colonize the breeding range over several generations that result in population densities that vary across space and time during the breeding season. We used laboratory experiments to measure the… CONTINUE READING