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Monarchs in the Media!

Recently, the Ries Lab was featured in Science Friday! A science talk show airing on public radio every Friday, the show incorporated the research of Dr. Leslie Ries and Naresh Neupane in a segment about climate change. Completed as a collaboration between the Ries Lab and the Zipkin Lab from Michigan State University, the study investigates different hypotheses for the decline of Monarch butterflies in North America. Although the loss of milkweed plants remains significant, the researchers found that climate change plays a much greater role than previously thought. Congratulations to the Ries Lab for the feature, and be sure to check it out!