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

929 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: Environmental performance, Natural enemies, Resource use, Population dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Baker AM and DA Potter. 2020. Invasive paper wasp turns urban pollinator gardens into ecological traps for monarch butterfly larvae. Scientific Reports 10, 9553. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-66621-6

Category: Environmental performance, Natural enemies, Resource use, Hostplant dynamics, Habitat, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Thesis
Year: 2020
Baker AM. 2020. OPTIMIZING MONARCH BUTTERFLY AND BEE CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE. University of Kentucky Theses and Dissertations | https://doi.org/10.13023/etd.2020.101

Category: GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Redmond CT, Wallis L, Geis M, Williamson RC, and DA Potter. 2020. Strengths and limitations of Bacillus thuringiensis galleriae for managing Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica ) adults and grubs with caveats for cross‐order activity to monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus ) larvae. Pest Science Management 76(2):472-479 | https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5532

Category: Physiology/behavior, Environmental performance, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Esmaile N and D Rodrigues. 2020. Attractiveness to highly informative flowers and absence of conditioning in the southern monarch butterfly. Behavioural Processes 175, June 2020, 104120 | https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2020.104120

Category: Environmental performance, Orientation, Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Fisher KE, Adelman JS, and SP Bradbury. 2020. Employing Very High Frequency (VHF) Radio Telemetry to Recreate Monarch Butterfly Flight Paths. Environmental Entomology, Volume 49, Issue 2, April 2020, Pages 312–323, https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvaa019

Category: Environmental performance, Population dynamics, Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Hostplant dynamics, Supporting research
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Haan NL, and DA Landis. 2020. Grassland disturbance effects on first-instar monarch butterfly survival, floral resources, and flower-visiting insects. Biological Conservation 243 | doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108492

Category: Evolution/range, Resource use, Population dynamics, Physiology/behavior, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Freedman MG, Jason C, Ramirez SR, and SY Strauss. 2020. Host plant adaptation during contemporary range expansion in the monarch butterfly. Evolution 74(2):377-391

Category: Evolution/range, Population dynamics, Resource use, Habitat, Hostplant dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Waterbury B, Potter A, and LK Svancara. 2019. Monarch Butterfly Distribution and Breeding Ecology in Idaho and Washington, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 22 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00172

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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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.