Former Staff and Students
Kelly Nail is excited to work in the Monarch Lab as she pursues her PhD in conservation biology. As an undergraduate at St. Olaf College, she majored in mathematics and biology. Kelly also spent a year researching Mongolian paleoecology and has completed field work in the forests of Southern India. After graduation, she spent the next few years teaching high school biology in rural Mississippi. Currently, Kelly is working on mechanistically modeling monarch butterfly migration using physiological data determined from lab and field work. She especially enjoys working in the Monarch Lab because of the strong scientific outreach component, both through MLMP and Monarchs in the Classroom.
- 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.
- Nail, K.R., Stenoien, C., Oberhauser, K.S. (2015) Immature Monarch Survival: Effects of Site Characteristics, Density, and Time. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 108 (5) 650-690; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aesa/sav047
- Oberhauser, K.S., O. R. Taylor, S. M. Reppert, H. Dingle, K. R. Nail, R. M. Pyle, C. Stenoien. 2013. Are monarch butterflies true navigators? The jury is still out. PNAS 110(39):E3680.
- Stenoien, C., Nail, K. R., Zalucki, J. M., Parry, H., Oberhauser, K. S. and Zalucki, M. P. (2016), Monarchs in decline: A collateral landscape level effect of modern agriculture. Insect Science. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/1744-7917.12404
- Stenoien, C., Nail, K.R., Oberhauser, K.S. (2015). Habitat Productivity and Temporal Patterns of Monarch Butterfly Egg Densities in the Eastern United States. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 108 (5) 670-679; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aesa/sav054