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

979 result(s)
Category: Commentary or review
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Davis A, Altizer S. 2015. Overview: New perspectives on monarch migration, evolution and population biology 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: Supporting research, Habitat
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Pleasants J. 2015. Monarch butterflies and agriculture 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: Commentary or review
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Borders B, Mader E. 2015. Project milkweed: a strategy for monarch habitat conservation 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: Supporting research, Habitat
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Ramirez MI, Saienz-Romero C, Rehfeldt G, Salas-Canela L. 2015. Threats to the availability of overwintering habitat in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve: land use and climate change 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: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Slager BH, Malcolm SB. 2015. Evidence for Partial Migration in the Southern Monarch Butterfly, Danaus erippus, in Bolivia and Argentina. Biotropica 47: 355-362.

Category: Physiology/behavior, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Pan H, Yang X., Bidne K., Hellmich RL, Siegfried BD, Zhou X. 2015. Selection of Reference Genes for RT-qPCR Analysis in the Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus (L.), a Migrating Bio-Indicator. PLoS ONE, 10: e0129482.

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: 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
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: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Kronforst MR. 2015. Exploring the Molecular Basis of Monarch Butterfly Color Pattern Variation. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:127-130.

Category: Physiology/behavior, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Cepero LC, Rosenwald LC, Weiss MR. 2015. The Relative Importance of Flower Color and Shape for the Foraging Monarch Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 28(4):499-511 DOI:10.1007/s10905-015-9519-z

Category: GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Krischik V, Rogers M, Gupta G, Varshney A. Soil-Applied Imidacloprid Translocates to Ornamental Flowers and Reduces Survival of Adult Coleomegilla maculata, Harmonia axyridis, and Hippodamia convergens Lady Beetles, and Larval Danaus plexippus and Vanessa cardui Butterflies. PloS one. 2015 Mar 23;10(3):e0119133.

Category: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Griffiths J, Villablanca F. 2015. Managing Monarch Butterfly Overwintering Groves: Making Room among the Eucalyptus. California Fish and Game, 101:40-50.

Category: Monarch research, Population dynamics
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Jepsen S, Black SH. 2015. Understanding and conserving the western North American monarch population 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.

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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.