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

957 result(s)
Category: GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Bargar TA, Hladik ML, Daniels JC. 2020. Uptake and toxicity of clothianidin to monarch butterflies from milkweed consumption. PeerJ 8:e8669 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8669

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Andrew K. Davis "Evaluating Cardiac Reactions of Monarch Butterflies to Human Handling across Three Life Stages," The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 74(1), 43-50, (16 March 2020). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.74i1.a5

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: Resource use, Habitat, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Lukens L, Kasten K, Stenoien C, Cariveau A, Caldwell W and Oberhauser K. (2020) Monarch Habitat in Conservation Grasslands. Front. Ecol. Evol. 8:13. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2020.00013

Category: GMO/toxins, Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Halsch CA, Code A, Hoyle SM, Fordyce JA, Baert N and Forister ML (2020) Pesticide Contamination of Milkweeds Across the Agricultural, Urban, and Open Spaces of Low-Elevation Northern California. Front. Ecol. Evol. 8:162. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2020.00162

Category: Migration, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Freedman, M.G., Dingle, H., Y. Strauss, S.Y., Ramírez, S.R. (2020) Two centuries of monarch butterfly collections reveal contrasting effects of range expansion and migration loss on wing traits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 117:46. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2001283117

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Grant, T.J., D.T.T. Flockhart, T.R. Blader, R.L. Hellmich, G.M. Piman, S. Tyner, D.R. Norris, and S.P. Bradbury. (2020). Estimating arthropod survival probability from field counts: a case study with monarch butterflies. Ecosphere. 11 (4). https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3082.

Category: Environmental performance, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Davis, A. K., Smith, F. M., & Ballew, A. M. (2020). A poor substitute for the real thing: captive-reared monarch butterflies are weaker, paler and have less elongated wings than wild migrants. Biology Letters, 16(4), 20190922.

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: 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: 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, 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, 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: Environmental performance, Population dynamics, Resource use, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Dinsmore SJ, Vanausdall RA, Murphy KT, Kinkead KE, and PW Frese. 2019. Patterns of Monarch Site Occupancy and Dynamics in Iowa. Front. Ecol. Evol., 16 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00169

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

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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.