Climatic Change

I chose Monarch Butterfly

Summarize a primary (i.e., peer-reviewed) research article (not a review article) presenting original research documenting climate change effects on a species or ecosystem. Please do not use the species examples already presented in the required materials for this module. Please select an article that is not more than 10 years old.

The summary should be about 500 words in length (3 or 4 paragraphs) and it should essentially provide the answers to the “who, why, where, when, how, and what” questions. The summary must be written in paragraphs with sentences (no bullet points). Imagine your summary might be published in a review journal/outlet. You should include the following parts:

  1. Title of the article you are summarizing
  2. Introduction
    1. The topic
    2. The author’s research question(s)/thesis statement
    3. The author’s hypotheses or predictions and the reasons behind those predictions
  3. Methods
    1. Brief description of the population/community studied, materials and procedure, variables measured and controlled variables
  4. Results and discussion
    1. Main results
    2. Discuss whether the results supported or contradicted the hypotheses
  5. Conclusions
    1. Implications of the findings (especially in the larger context of climate change effects) and applications of the study
    2. Limitations of the study
  6. Complete reference of the article you summarized following APA style.

Requirements: 500 words   |   .doc file

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The study illustrates the urgency to address the threat of climate change in safeguarding the livelihood of monarch butterflies. According to Faldyn et al. (2018), without prompt action, it is unlikely to reverse the expected dramatic impact on monarch performance. But, they note that safeguarding the ecosystem can positively affect the insects and cause multiplication. Managing temperatures in milkweed chemistry can positively affect monarchs by decreasing parasite loads (Faldyn et al., 2018)  They also discuss the impact of climate change on plant-insect interactions which deteriorates with an increase in atmospheric temperatures as expected from the effects of global warming.

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Climatic Change