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B. J. Wilsey, Huang, Y., and Martin, L. M., Species Diversity is a Good Predictor of Prairie Plant Persistence in Restorations., 129, 2011.
B. J. Wilsey and Losure, D., Plant Species Effects on Diversity and Weed Invasion Resistance in Restored Grasslands, Iowa State University, Ames, 1174, 2005.
B. J. Wilsey and Losure, D., Plant Species Effects on Diversity and Weed Invasion Resistance in Restored Grasslands, Iowa State University, Ames, 1299, 2004.
B. J. Wilsey and Blong, A., Native Cover Crops: Germination and First-Season Cover and Biomass, Iowa State University, Ames, 1308, 2004.
B. J. Wilsey and Blong, A., Native Cover Crops: Effects on Weed Invasion and Prairie Establishment, Iowa State University, Ames, 1173, 2005.
L. M. Martin and Wilsey, B. J., Native Cover Crops and Timing of Planting: Three Years of Establishment, 292, 2010.
B. J. Wilsey and Blong, A., Native Cover Crops and Timing of Planting: Effects on Weed Invasion and Prairie Establishment., 815, 2007.
L. M. Martin and Wilsey, B. J., Improving Prairie Restorations, 131, 2011.
K. A. Yurkonis, Wilsey, B. J., and Moloney, K. A., The Effect of Plant Distribution on Diversity and Exotic Species Invasion in Prairie Restoration, Iowa State University, Ames, 493, 2008.
B. J. Wilsey, Dominant Grass Effects on Diversity and Functioning of Restored Grassland, Iowa State University, Ames, 1428, 2003.
T. T. Heidel-Baker, O'Neal, M. E., Batzer, J. C., and Gleason, M. L., Attracting Beneficial Insects to Iowa Agricultural Crops through Floral Provisioning., Iowa State University, Ames, 2076, 2013.
Journal Article
R. A. Moranz, Debinski, D. M., McGranahan, D. A., Engle, D. M., and Miller, J. R., Untangling the effects of fire, grazing, and land-use legacies on grassland butterfly communities., Biodiversity and Conservation, vol. 21, no. 11, pp. 2719-2746, 2012.
K. S. Oberhauser, Prysby, M. D., Mattila, H. R., Stanley-Horn, D. E., Sears, M. K., Dively, G., Olson, E., Pleasants, J. M., Lam, W. F., and Hellmich, R. L., Temporal and spatial overlap between monarch larvae and corn pollen, PNAS, vol. 98, pp. 11913-11918, 2001.
H. Asbjornsen, Hernandez-Santana, V., Liebman, M. Z., Bayala, J., Chen, J., Helmers, M. J., Ong, C. K., and Schulte, L. A., Targeting perennial vegetation in agricultural landscapes for enhancing ecosystem services., Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, vol. 29, pp. 101-125, 2012.
T. G. Grant, The role of modeling in monarch butterfly research and conservation, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2019.
R. G. Hartzler, Reduction in common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) occurrence in Iowa cropland from 1999 to 2009., Crop Production, vol. 29, pp. 1542-1544, 2010.
K. A. Gill, Cox, R., and O'Neal, M. E., Quality Over Quantity: Buffer Strips can be Improved with Select Native Plant Species., Environmental Entomology, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 298-311, 2014.
T. J. Grant, Predicting monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) movement and egg-laying with a spatially-explicit agent-based model: The role of monarch perceptual range and spatial memory, Ecological Modelling, vol. 374, 2018.
V. M. Pocius, Performance of early instar monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus L.) on nine milkweed species native to Iowa, Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society , vol. 71, no. 3, 2017.PDF icon lepi.71i3.a5.pdf (511.62 KB)
A. N. Mullins, Bradbury, S. P., Sappington, T. W., and Adelman, J. S., Oviposition Response of Monarch Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) to Imidacloprid-Treated Milkweed, Environmental Entomology, 2021.
M. J. Hall, Optimization of QuEChERS Method for Simultaneous Determination of Neonicotinoid Residues in Pollinator Forage, Molecules, 2020.
R. G. Hartzler and Buhler, D. D., Occurrence of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) in cropland and adjacent areas., Crop Protection, vol. 19, pp. 363-366, 2000.
M. L. Hladik, Neonicotinoid insecticide removal by prairie strips in row-cropped watersheds with historical seed coating use, 2017.
A. D. Kaul and Wisley, B. J., Monarch butterfly host plant (milkweed Asclepias spp.) abundance varies by habitat type across 98 prairies, Restoration Ecology, vol. 27, no. 6, 2019.PDF icon monarch_butterfly_host_plant_milkweed_asclepias_spp._abundance_varies_by_habitat_type_across_98_pr.pdf (175.25 KB)
N. Krishnan, Zhang, Y., Aust, M. E., Hellmich, R. L., Coats, J. R., and Bradbury, S. P., Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) life cycle risks from foliar and seed-treatment insecticides, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2021.
V. M. Pocius, Monarch Butterflies Show Differential Utilization of Nine Midwestern Milkweed Species, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2018.
V. M. Pocius, Monarch butterflies do not place all of their eggs in one basket: oviposition on nine Midwestern milkweed species, Ecosphere, vol. 9, no. 1, 2018.
V. M. Pocius, Milkweed Matters: Monarch Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Survival and Development on Nine Midwestern Milkweed Species, Environmental Entomology , 2017.PDF icon milkweed_matters_oxford_2017.pdf (319.68 KB)
P. J.M. and K.S., O., Milkweed loss in agricultural fields because of herbicide use: effect on the monarch butterfly population, Insect Conservation and Diversity, vol. 6, pp. 135-144, 2013.
K. Ozcan, Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) plant detection using mobile cameras, Ecosphere, 2020.
K. Elizabeth Fisher and Dixon, P. M., Locating large insects using automated VHF radio telemetry with a multi-antennae array, Methods of Ecology and Evolution, 2020.PDF icon locating_large_insects_using_automated_vhf_radio_telemetry_with_a_multi-antennae_array_-_fisher_-_-_.pdf (138.34 KB)
A. Janke, Tyndall, J. C., and Bradbury, S. P., Financial analysis of converting rural lawns to pollinator habitat in the U.S. Corn Belt, Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, 2021.
N. Krishnan, Hall, M. J., Hellmich, R. L., Coats, J. R., and Bradbury, S. P., Evaluating toxicity of Varroa mite (Varroa destructor)-active dsRNA to monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) larvae, PLOS ONE, 2021.
O. R. Taylor, Jr., Pleasants, J. M., Grundel, R., Pecoraro, S. D., Lovett, J. P., and Ryan, A., Evaluating the Migration Mortality Hypothesis Using Monarch Tagging Data, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2020.PDF icon evaluating_migration_mortality_hypothesis.pdf (871.94 KB)
K. E. Fisher and Bradbury, S. P., Estimating perceptual range of female monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) to potted vegetative common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) and blooming nectar resources., Environmental Entomology, 2021.
T. G. Grant, Estimating arthropod survival probability from field counts: A case study with monarch butterflies., Ecosphere, 2020.
K. E. Fisher, Estimates of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) utilization by monarch larvae (Danaus plexippus) and the significance of larval movement, Journal of Insect Conservation, 2020.
K. E. Fisher, Employing Very High Frequency (VHF) Radio Telemetry to Recreate Monarch Butterfly Flight Paths, Environmental Entomology, 2020.
S. E. Lizotte-Hall, Effect of postemergence fomesafen application on common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) growth and utilization by monarchs (Danaus plexippus), Crop Protection, vol. 116, pp. 121-125, 2018.
S. M. Hirsh, Mabry, C. M., Schulte, L. A., and Liebman, M. Z., Diversifying agricultural catchments by incorporating tallgrass prairie buffer strips., Ecological Restoration, vol. 31, pp. 201-211, 2013.
D. M. Debinski, Moranz, R. A., Delaney, J. T., Miller, J. R., Engle, D. M., Winkler, L. B., McGranahan, D. A., Barney, R. J., Trager, J. C., Stephenson, A. L., and Gillespie, M. K., A cross-taxonomic comparison of insect responses to grassland management and land-use legacies., Ecosphere, vol. 2, no. 12, 2011.
T. J. Grant, Krishnan, N., and Bradbury, S. P., Conservation risks and benefits of establishing monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) breeding habitat in close proximity to maize and soybean fields in the North Central U.S.: A landscape‐scale analysis of foliar insecticide impacts on non‐migratory.., Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 2021.
L. Ries and Debinski, D. M., Butterfly responses to habitat edges in the highly fragmented prairies of Central Iowa, J. Animal Ecology, vol. 70, pp. 840-852, 2001.
N. Krishnan, Assessing Field‐Scale Risks of Foliar Insecticide Applications to Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Larvae, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2020.