Dr. Alfonso Alonso is a conservation biologist who has worked for the Smithsonian for 20 years. He is very interested in determining how species of plants and animals are distributed in different ecosystems, as well as the implementation of monitoring programs to ensure their persistence.
As a Citizen Scientist, Don Davis has been involved in a wide range of conservation, scientific and educational projects, beginning in 1967 with Dr. Fred Urquhart’s “Insect Migration Studies” program.
Ek del Val is research professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Her main interest is to understand the relationships between plants and insects and to use this information for conservation and restoration programs. She considers it essential to promote science outreach programs to involve society in the conservation of nature.
Eli Moreno has worked with community based non-profits for the last 20 years and is committed to the improvement of science education and the protection of the environment in the developing world.
Gail Morris is the Coordinator of the Southwest Monarch Study, a Citizen Science research project, based in Arizona and a member of the Western Monarch Conservation Science Team.
M. Isabel Ramirez is Research-Professor at the Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental (CIGA), Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM). She is especially interested in the topics of landscape ecology. She has published work on vegetation dynamics, microclimatology…
Karen Oberhauser is the Director of the UW-Madison Arboretum. Before coming to Madison, she and her students at the University of Minnesota conducted research on several aspects of monarch butterfly ecology.
Ernest Williams is Professor of Biology at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. As a butterfly ecologist for more than 30 years, he has studied the population biology and conservation of several different butterfly species, including monarchs at their Mexican overwintering colonies.
Chip Taylor Orley R. “Chip” Taylor, Founder and Director of Monarch Watch; Professor Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Trained as an insect ecologist, Chip Taylor has published papers on species assemblages, hybridization, reproductive…