Lincoln Brower


Lincoln Brower first began studying monarch butterfly biology in 1954 when he was a graduate student at Yale University. He currently is Distinguished Service Professor of Zoology Emeritus at the University of Florida and Research Professor of Biology at Sweet Briar College. He lives with his wife and colleague Linda Fink and two German Shepherds in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. His research includes conservation of endangered biological phenomena and ecosystems, the overwintering and migration biology of the monarch butterfly, chemical defense, mimicry, and scientific film making.  He has authored and coauthored more than 200 scientific papers on the monarch butterfly.  Since 1977 he has been deeply involved with conservation of the monarch's overwintering and breeding habitats, and especially with the imperiled Oyamel fir forests in Mexico which he considers the Achille's heel of the monarch.  To track deforestation, he recently formed a Geographic Information Systems team including students and colleagues from the University of Mexico, NASA, and Sweet Briar College. He also has been involved with several conservation initiatives to educate and help local Mexicans in their quest to save the forests.  (As of 26 May 2009).

Larva (Caterpillars) Photo by Karen Oberhauser

Milkweed- Photo by Karen Oberhauser

Fall Migration

Spring and Summer Migration

Monarchs Nectaring

Overwintering Monarchs

Monarcca Descansando Vico

Main Reserve - Orientation Map

Helicopter View of Rosario Colony

A View of the Volcanic Peaks

Chincua Aerial

The Refuge Location in Mexico

Massive Clusters of Monarch Butterflies

Rivers of Monarchs

Exploding Cluster

Oyamel Branch Clusters

StormJan2002_MortalityClose.jpg

Col-Chincua(4)

Chapel Crescencio Morales.JPG

Burn Chincua

Campanio Chincua

Campesinos

Cerro Antenas from Donaciano Ojeda

cerro cacicque from top of pelon

Cerro Cacique from Curungueo

Cerro Pelon from Donaciano Ojeda

Community Carpinteros

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Deforested Cresencio Morales from Donaciano Ojeda

Deforested Cresencio Morales from Donaciano Ojeda

el paso forest

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elpasofores3

elpasoforest

hand with peas

Iglesia Chincua

Iglesia Ejido Chincua

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Irrigation Water Donaciano Ojeda.JPG

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logging pelon

logging pelon2

logging pelon3

logging pelon4

logging pelon5

monarca_isabel

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Mountain Crescencio Morales

Ocampo Cuna de la Mariposa Monarca

pea farming in crescencio morales.JPG

Pine Seedlings Donaciano OjdeaB

Pine seedlings Donaciano Ojeda

Poster PROFEPA

Eggs on New Milkweed in Maryland

Larva (Caterpillars) Photo by Karen Oberhauser
Milkweed- Photo by Karen Oberhauser
Fall Migration
Spring and Summer Migration
Monarchs Nectaring
Overwintering Monarchs
Monarcca Descansando Vico
Main Reserve - Orientation Map
Helicopter View of Rosario Colony
A View of the Volcanic Peaks
Chincua Aerial
The Refuge Location in Mexico
Massive Clusters of Monarch Butterflies
Rivers of Monarchs
Exploding Cluster
Oyamel Branch Clusters
StormJan2002_MortalityClose.jpg
Col-Chincua(4)
Chapel Crescencio Morales.JPG
Burn Chincua
Campanio Chincua
Campesinos
Cerro Antenas from Donaciano Ojeda
cerro cacicque from top of pelon
Cerro Cacique from Curungueo
Cerro Pelon from Donaciano Ojeda
Community Carpinteros
Community Carpinters b
Deforested Cresencio Morales from Donaciano Ojeda
Deforested Cresencio Morales from Donaciano Ojeda
el paso forest
el paso forest2
elpasofores3
elpasoforest
hand with peas
Iglesia Chincua
Iglesia Ejido Chincua
Img_0066.jpg
Img_0233.jpg
Irrigation Water Donaciano Ojeda.JPG
Img_0280
logging pelon
logging pelon2
logging pelon3
logging pelon4
logging pelon5
monarca_isabel
monarcas.jpg
Mountain Crescencio Morales
Ocampo Cuna de la Mariposa Monarca
pea farming in crescencio morales.JPG
Pine Seedlings Donaciano OjdeaB
Pine seedlings Donaciano Ojeda
Poster PROFEPA
Eggs on New Milkweed in Maryland

Community Carpinteros
Poster PROFEPA
Monarcca Descansando Vico
Main Reserve - Orientation Map
monarcas.jpg
Cerro Cacique from Curungueo
logging pelon3
el paso forest2
Pine seedlings Donaciano Ojeda
monarca_isabel
Larva (Caterpillars) Photo by Karen Oberhauser
Helicopter View of Rosario Colony
Spring and Summer Migration
Massive Clusters of Monarch Butterflies
Oyamel Branch Clusters
logging pelon2
Img_0280
Burn Chincua
el paso forest
Chapel Crescencio Morales.JPG
logging pelon
Eggs on New Milkweed in Maryland
Monarchs Nectaring
Img_0233.jpg
Campanio Chincua
Ocampo Cuna de la Mariposa Monarca
Exploding Cluster
Iglesia Chincua
Deforested Cresencio Morales from Donaciano Ojeda
Fall Migration
Pine Seedlings Donaciano OjdeaB
Milkweed- Photo by Karen Oberhauser
elpasofores3
cerro cacicque from top of pelon
pea farming in crescencio morales.JPG
Cerro Pelon from Donaciano Ojeda
Campesinos
Chincua Aerial
Overwintering Monarchs
elpasoforest
Cerro Antenas from Donaciano Ojeda
Iglesia Ejido Chincua
Mountain Crescencio Morales
hand with peas
StormJan2002_MortalityClose.jpg
Irrigation Water Donaciano Ojeda.JPG
A View of the Volcanic Peaks
The Refuge Location in Mexico
logging pelon4
Rivers of Monarchs
Deforested Cresencio Morales from Donaciano Ojeda
Col-Chincua(4)
Img_0066.jpg
logging pelon5
Community Carpinters b