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Monarch Research

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The Monarch Joint Venture and partners conduct primary research as well as synthesize and share results pertaining to monarchs and their habitat. In turn, these data directly inform and support collective conservation action across the United States. Read the annual Research Review below to learn about recent research and its implications for our conservation work, or check out the recent release of a special issue on monarch ecology and conservation, published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Visit the MonarchNet Library to search for papers by date or topic.

MJV Research Reviews

Each year, Monarch Joint Venture staff and partners review and summarize dozens of primary research papers related to monarchs and habitat conservation. The MJV doesn’t necessarily endorse these findings, nor does this review analyze the integrity of the science conducted in these studies. Check out the links below to read key takeaways from studies released each year.