Alex Mullins

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Graduate Assistant-Research

Alex’s focus is on the perceptual range of monarch butterflies as well as oviposition (or egg laying) preference. Using tethered flight experiments as well as overhead cameras, he can determine if the butterfly is able to perceive a presented habitat patch at varying distances. The oviposition study is to conclude whether or not monarchs base some of their egg laying on if the milkweed plant has been contaminated with insecticides.

Area of Expertise: 
Wildlife
Monarch Butterflies
Natural Resource and Ecology Management
Education: 
B.S Wildlife Biology, Adams State University
– In Progress – M.S Biology, Iowa State University
Contact
719-688-6519
2333 Pammel Drive, Room #007
Ames
Iowa
50011