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2015 - 2023

Evaluations of Tree Survival Rates in Reforestations

Part of the success of reforestation programs relies on regular monitoring of trees planted at different periods of time.

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2023

Improving Community Strategies to Manage Bark Beetles in the MBBR

Interviews with local and government officials were conducted to understand bark beetles control activities within the MBBR, with the aim of developing better management strategies.

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2023

Using Drones to Measure Forest Health

Ambiomas' drone flight project at the monarch overwintering sites is helping develop a forest health monitoring and alert system using remote-sensing technology.

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2022

Assisted Migration 2022

Common garden experiments to improve survival of oyamel using shrubs as nurse plants.

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2021

Assisted migration 2021

Ongoing reciprocal transplant experiments of oyamel at different altitudes.

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2020 - 2021

Monitoring Restoration of Illegally Logged Area in Sierra Chincua

Monitoring of the active and passive restoration process at a site affected by illegal logging in a core area of ​​the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.

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2020

Assisted Migration 2020

Ongoing experiments of reciprocal transplants of oyamel at different altitudes

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2019

Solar-powered sensors track migratory route conditions

Dr. André Green and a group of engineers and biologists from the University of Michigan develop a remarkable system for determining the daily flight path of migrating monarchs.

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2018

2018 Map of Vegetation and Land Cover

Long-term monitoring of land cover in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve and its surrounding areas is one of the research actions of the North American Monarch Conservation Plan (2008) and MBF is contributing with a vegetation and land cover mapping.

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2018

Collection of Data During 2017-2018 Overwintering Season

Data of 2017-2018 overwintering season was collected for four conservation projects by Isabel Ramírez, and her team

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2018

Monitoring Forest Health in Cerro Pelón

The Butterflies and Their People, A.C. (B&TP), led by Dr. Ellen Sharp and Joel Moreno, are training indigenous communities to participate in multiple monitoring projects.

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2018

Biodiversity Monitoring

Acoustic, ultrasonic and wildlife camera files were collected during 2016 in the MBBR by several NGOs and were organized, reviewed, processed, and analyzed in a data base to improve the information on species dynamics and their populations over time.

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2018

Assisted migration 2014-2018

Since 2014 MBF has been funding a research project by Dr. Cuauhtémoc Saénz Romero (MBF Advisor) to discover whether there are significant genetic differences among oyamel trees in different altitudes to determine what the best seedling distribution is to optimize reforestation strategies. This project aims to establish human assisted sites for climate change scenarios in 2060 or 2090

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2018

Evaluation of Ecological Restoration

Evaluation of ecological restoration activities in the monarch butterfly overwintering sites during 2012-2017

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2016

Evaluation of Community-based Resource Management

Project to evaluate the success of community based resource management in the indigenous communities using a method called Bayesian Network Analysis that identifies several characteristics that are influential for efficient forest management.

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