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Apr 16 2024

Departmental Seminar: “Making a Migratory Monarch” by André Green (University of Michigan)

April 16, 2024

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


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Please join us for an E&E Seminar featuring "Making a Migratory Monarch" by Dr. André Green (University of Michigan).  This event is co-sponsored by the CIM2AS program.

Green Lab

Host: Mary Ashley & Teresa Orenic

Abstract: Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) are renowned for their annual transcontinental migration where they fly thousands of miles each fall to overwinter at specific sites in central Mexico. How did this phenotype evolve? One of our approaches to this question is to study the unique features of monarch migration. The mechanisms (behavioral, physiological, genetic) required for migrants to perform this trip, particularly to naïvely identify specific overwintering sites with high fidelity, are unknown. I will discuss efforts from our lab that aim to extend our understanding of how this occurs.


Emily Beaufort

Date posted

Nov 10, 2023

Date updated

Apr 4, 2024