Assisted Migration 2023
High-altitude forest health assessment, tree survival rates and nurse plant experiment results in 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.
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.
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.
Assisted Migration 2022
Common garden experiments to improve survival of oyamel using shrubs as nurse plants.
Assisted migration 2021
Ongoing reciprocal transplant experiments of oyamel at different altitudes.
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.
Assisted Migration 2020
Ongoing experiments of reciprocal transplants of oyamel at different altitudes
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Evaluation of Ecological Restoration
Evaluation of ecological restoration activities in the monarch butterfly overwintering sites during 2012-2017
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.