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

943 result(s)
Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Brym MZ, Henry C, Lukashow-Moore SP, Henry BJ, van Gestel N, Kendall RJ. Prevalence of monarch (Danaus plexippus) and queen (Danaus gilippus) butterflies in West Texas during the fall of 2018. BMC Ecol. 2020 Jun 12;20(1):33. doi: 10.1186/s12898-020-00301-x. PMID: 32532338; PMCID: PMC7291465.

Category: Commentary or review, Resource use, Population dynamics, Hostplant dynamics, Habitat, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Cariveau AB, Holt HL, Ward JP, Lukens L, Kasten K, Thieme J, Caldwell W, Tuerk K, Baum KA, Drobney P, Drum RG, Grundel R, Hamilton K, Hoang C, Kinkead K, McIntyre J, Thogmartin WE, Turner T, Weiser EL, and K Oberhauser. 2019. The Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program: From Design to Implementation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 29 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00167

Category: Evolution/range, Population dynamics, Techniques, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Kinkead KE, Harms TM, Dinsmore SJ, Frese PW, and KT Murphy. 2019. Design Implications for Surveys to Monitor Monarch Butterfly Population Trends. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 31 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00195

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: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Oberhauser KS, Alonso A, Malcolm SB, Williams EH, and MP Zalucki. 2019. Lincoln Brower, Champion for Monarchs. Front. Ecol. Evol., 08 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00149

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: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Wilcox AAE, Flockhard DTT, Newman AEM, and DR Norris. 2019. An Evaluation of Studies on the Potential Threats Contributing to the Decline of Eastern Migratory North American Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 05 April 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00099

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Tenger-Trolander A, Lu W, Noyes M, and MR Kronforst. 2019. Contemporary loss of migration in monarch butterflies. PNAS 116(29):14671-14676 | https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1904690116

Category: Commentary or review, Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Lemelin RH and PF Jaramillo-Lopez. 2019. Orange, black, and a little bit of white is the new shade of conservation: the role of tourism in Monarch Butterfly Conservation in Mexico. Journal of Ecotourism | DOI: 10.1080/14724049.2019.1656726

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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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.