Library

Welcome to the monarch library! Our goal is to include all peer-reviewed articles on monarch biology with links to sites that will give you the easiest direct access to each article. Please contact leslie.ries@georgetown.edu if you 1) know of an article not included, 2) find a mistake in any of the listed articles, 3) know of a better link to access an article. Thanks! With your help we can provide the most complete, informative access to all papers on monarch biology.

Field Definitions

First author: Last name of the first author
Type: Article or book chapter
Year: Publication year
Source: Journal or book
Category*: Broad scope of the publication.
Research topic (monarch & supporting research only)*: Specific topic.
Geographic focus*: Geographic setting for field studies.
Monitoring data used: Data from monitoring or public data efforts.
* Full list

922 result(s)
Category: GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Krishnan N, Zhang Y, Bidne KG, Hellmich RL, Coats JR, and SP Bradbury. 2020. Assessing field‐scale risks of foliar insecticide applications to monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) larvae. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21 January 2020 | https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.4672

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Kantola T, Tracy JL, Baum KA, Quinn MA, and RN Coulson. 2019. Spatial risk assessment of eastern monarch butterfly road mortality during autumn migration within the southern corridor. Biological Conservation 231:150-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.01.008

Category: Migration, Commentary or review, Population dynamics, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Grant TJ, and SP Bradbury. 2019. The Role of Modeling in Monarch Butterfly Research and Conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 31 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00197

Category: Commentary or review, Overwinter dynamics, GMO/toxins, Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Pelton EM, Schultz CB, Jepsen SJ, Black SH, and EE Crone. 2019. Western Monarch Population Plummets: Status, Probable Causes, and Recommended Conservation Actions. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 03 July 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00258

Category: Physiology/behavior, Evolution/range, Resource use, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Jones PL, and AA Agrawal. 2019. Beyond preference and performance: host plant selection by monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus. Oikos doi: [10.1111/oik.06001]

Category: Overwinter dynamics, Supporting research
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Alvarez BXM, Carrera-Trevino R, and KA Hobson. 2019. Mortality of Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) at Two Highway Crossing “Hotspots” During Autumn Migration in Northeast Mexico. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 16 July 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00273

Category: Hostplant dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Johnston MK, Hasle EM, Klinger KR, Lambruschi MP, Lewis AD, Stotz DF, Winter AM, Bouman MJ, and I Redlinski. 2019. Fronteirs in Ecology and Evolution 21 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00210

Category: Environmental performance, Conservation/social dimensions, Hostplant dynamics, Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Lewis AD, Bouman MJ, Winter AM, Hasle EA, Stotz DF, Johnston MK, Klinger KR, Rosenthal A, and CA Czarnecki. 2019. Does Nature Need Cities? Pollinators Reveal a Role for Cities in Wildlife Conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 21 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00220

Category: Evolution/range, Habitat, Commentary or review, Environmental performance, GMO/toxins, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Haan NL, and DA Landis. 2019. The Importance of Shifting Disturbance Regimes in Monarch Butterfly Decline and Recovery. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 29 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00191

Category: Evolution/range, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Hobson KA, Kardynal KJ, and G Koehler. 2019. Expanding the Isotopic Toolbox to Track Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Origins and Migration: On the Utility of Stable Oxygen Isotope (δ18O) Measurements. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 18 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00224

Category: GMO/toxins, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Olaya-Arenas P, and I Kaplan. 2019. Quantifying Pesticide Exposure Risk for Monarch Caterpillars on Milkweeds Bordering Agricultural Land. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 14 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00223

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Ries L, Zipkin EF, and RP Guralnick. 2019. Tracking trends in monarch abundance over the 20th century is currently impossible using museum records. PNAS 116(28):13745-13748. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1904807116

Category: GMO/toxins, Evolution/range, Hostplant dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Boyle JH, Dalgleish HJ, and JR Puzey. 2019. Monarch butterfly and milkweed declines substantially predate the use of genetically modified crops. PNAS 116(8):3006-3011.

Category: Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Wepprich, T. 2019. Monarch butterfly trends are sensitive to unexamined changes in museum collections over time. PNAS 116(28):13742-13744. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1903511116

Category: Migration, Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Tracy JL, Kantola T, Baum KA, and RN Coulson. 2019 Modeling fall migration pathways and spatially identifying potential migratory hazards for the eastern monarch butterfly. Landscape Ecology 34(2):443-458 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00776-0

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This database is a work in progress and is likely to contain several omissions and mistakes.
Please contact leslie.ries@georgetown.edu with any additions or corrections.