Climate Change and Migratory Behavior

Monarch butterflies
Monarch butterflies
This guided lecture and discussion helps students to understand the possible impact of climate change on animal migration (an important animal behaviour) and to explore the neuroscience of migration. The example of monarch butterfly migration is used for discussion and reading.

About the Tool

Tool Name Climate Change and Migratory Behavior
Discipline Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Biological Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Neuroscience of migration, Migration as a neurobiological behavior, Animal behavior, Animal migration, Climate change, Monarch butterfly migration, Climate departure, Climate prediction
Climate Topic Climate and the Biosphere
Type of Tool Teaching module
Grade Level Undergraduate
Language English
Developed by Julie K. Bartley, Gustavus Adolphus College
Hosted at InTeGrate Program, SERC at Carleton College
Access Online, Offline
Computer Skills Basic
Monarch butterflies
Monarch butterflies