Former Staff and Students
Reba Batalden is a PhD student with the Monarch Lab. Her research focuses on the effect that climate change could have on monarchs’ summer and migratory habitat. This project relies heavily on data collected by MLMP volunteers. Reba also participates in the MLMP as she monitors three sites in Minnesota and one in Wisconsin with the lab group. She is active in theMonarchs in the Classroom program as well, helping to teach teachers about insect ecology and give them tools to use in their schools. Reba joined the Monarch Lab in the summer of 2003, after completing her undergraduate degree at St. Olaf College.
- Batalden, R., K.S. Oberhauser, A.T. Peterson. 2007. Ecological niches in breeding generations of Eastern North American monarch butterflies. Environmental Entomology. 36:1365-1373.
- Batalden, R.V., Oberhauser, K.S. (2015) Potential Changes in Eastern North American Monarch Migration in Response to an Introduced Milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Butterfly. 19: 215-224.
- Nail, K.R., Batalden, R.V., Oberhauser, K.S. (2015) What's Too Hot and What's Too Cold: Lethal and Sublethal Effects of Extreme Temperatures on Developing Monarchs. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Butterfly. 8: 99-108.
- Oberhauser, K. S., R. Batalden, and E. Howard. 2009. Monarch monitoring in North America: Overview of initiatives and protocols. Commission on Environmental Cooperation. Montreal, Canada.
- Oberhauser, K.S, S. Manweiler, R. Lelich, M. Blank, R. Batalden, A. De Anda. 2009. Impacts of ULV resmethrin applications on non-target insects. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 25:83–93.