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: 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: Environmental performance, Migration, Natural enemies, Resource use, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Haan NL and DA Landis. 2019. Grassland disturbance increases monarch butterfly oviposition and decreases arthropod predator abundance. Biological Conservation 233:185-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.03.007

Category: Evolution/range, Environmental performance, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Svancara LK, Abatzoglou JT, and B Waterbury. 2019. Modeling Current and Future Potential Distributions of Milkweeds and the Monarch Butterfly in Idaho. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 15 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00168

Category: Resource use, Environmental performance, Evolution/range, Migration, Population dynamics, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Dilts TE, Steele MO, Engler JD, Pelton EM, Jepsen SJ, McKnight SJ, Taylor AR, Fallon CE, Black SH, Cruz EE, Craver DR, and ML Forister. 2019. Host Plants and Climate Structure Habitat Associations of the Western Monarch Butterfly. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 29 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00188

Category: Overwinter dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Hristov NI, Nikoladis N, Hubel TY, and LC Allen. 2019. Estimating Overwintering Monarch Butterfly Populations Using Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. | doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00266

Category: Migration, Resource use, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Saunders SP, Ries L, Neupane N, Ramirez MI, Garcia-Serrano E, Rendon-Salinas E, Zipkin EF. 2019. Multiscale seasonal factors drive the size of winter monarch colonies. PNAS https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1805114116

Category: Commentary or review, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Agrawal AA. 2019. Advances in understanding the long-term population decline of monarch butterflies. PNAS https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1903409116

Category: Environmental performance, Migration, Physiology/behavior, Resource use, Hostplant biology, Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Jones PL, Petschenka G, Flacht L, and AA Agrawal. 2019. Cardenolide Intake, Sequestration, and Excretion by the Monarch Butterfly along Gradients of Plant Toxicity and Larval Ontogeny. Journal of Chemical Ecology 45(3):264-277. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-019-01055-7

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: 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: 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: Migration, Environmental performance, Physiology/behavior, Resource use, Hostplant biology, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Majewska AA, and S Altizer. 2019. Exposure to Non-Native Tropical Milkweed Promotes Reproductive Development in Migratory Monarch Butterflies . Insects 8(10):253 | https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10080253

Category: Natural enemies, Natural enemies, Population dynamics, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Majewska AA, Sims S, Schneider A, Altizer S, and RJ Hall. 2019. Multiple transmission routes sustain high prevalence of a virulent parasite in a butterfly host. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 286(1910) | https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1630

Category: Migration, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Green DA, and MR Kronforst. 2019. Monarch butterflies use an environmentally sensitive, internal timer to control overwintering dynamics. Molecular Ecology 28(16):3642-3655 | https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15178

Category: Commentary or review, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Boyle JH, Dalgleish HJ, and JR Puzey. 2019Reply to Wepprich and Ries et al.: Alternative methods do not provide support for the contribution of GM crops to monarch declines. Reply to Wepprich and Ries et al.: Alternative methods do not provide support for the contribution of GM crops to monarch declines. PNAS 116(28):13749-13750 | https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1908593116

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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.