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: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Semmens BX, Semmens DJ, Thogmartin WE, Wiederholt R, López-Hoffman L, Diffendorfer JE, Pleasants JM, Oberhauser KS, Taylor OR. Quasi-extinction risk and population targets for the Eastern, migratory population of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Scientific Reports. 2016;6.

Category: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Brower LP, Slayback DA, Jaramillo-López P, Ramirez I, Oberhauser KS, Williams EH, Fink LS. Illegal Logging of 10 Hectares of Forest in the Sierra Chincua Monarch Butterfly Overwintering Area in Mexico. American Entomologist. 2016 Jun 1;62(2):92-7.

Category: Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Alexa Fritzsche McKay,1, Vanessa O. Ezenwa,1,2 and Sonia Altizer1, "Consequences of Food Restriction for Immune Defense, Parasite Infection, and Fitness in Monarch Butterflies," Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 0, no. 0 (-Not available-): 000.

Category: GMO/toxins, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Stenoien C, Nail KR, Zalucki JM, Parry H, Oberhauser KS, Zalucki MP. Monarchs in decline: A collateral landscape level effect of modern agriculture. Insect Science. 2016 Sep 1.

Category: Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Alcock J, Brower LP, Williams Jr EH. Monarch butterflies use regenerating milkweeds for reproduction in mowed hayfields in northern Virginia. The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 2016 Aug;70(3):177-81.

Category: Monarch research, Natural enemies
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Oberhauser K, Anderson M, Anderson S, Caldwell W, DeAnda A, Hunter M, Kaiser MC, Solensky MJ. 2015. Lacewings, wasps and flies--oh my: insect enemies take a bite out of monarchs in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Howard E, Davis AK. 2015. Tracking the fall migration of eastern monarchs with Journey North roost sightings: new findings about the pace of fall migration in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Monarch research, Population dynamics
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Fernandez-Haeger J, Jordano D, Zalucki MP. 2015. Monarchs across the Atlantic Ocean: what's happening on the other shore? in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Monarch research, Population dynamics
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Ries L, Oberhauser KS, Taron DJ, Rendon-Salinas E. 2015. Connecting eastern monarch population dynamics across their migratory cycle in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Batalden RV, Oberhauser KS. 2015. Potential changes in Eastern North American monarch migration in response to an introduced milkweed, Asclepias curassavica in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Pierce AA, Altizer S, Chamberlain NL, Kronforst MR, de Roode JC. 2015. Unraveling the mysteries of monarch migration and global dispersal through molecular genetic techniques in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Other
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Malcolm SB, Slager BH. 2015. Migration and host plant use by the southern monarch, Danaus erippus in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Pyle RM. 2015. Monarchs in the mist: new perspectives on monarch distribution in the Pacific Northwest in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Physiology/behavior, Resource use, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Robertson GF, Zalucki MP, Paine TD. 2015. Larval Host Choice of the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus L.) on Four Native California Desert Milkweed Species. Journal of Insect Behavior 25(5):582-592

Category: Supporting research
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Lemoine, NP. 2015. Climate Change May Alter Breeding Ground Distributions of Eastern Migratory Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) via Range Expansion of Asclepias Host Plants. PloS ONE 10: e0118614.

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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.