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

975 result(s)
Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Davis AK, Dyer LA. Long-Term Trends in Eastern North American Monarch Butterflies: A Collection of Studies Focusing on Spring, Summer, and Fall Dynamics. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 2015 Aug 5:sav070.

Category: Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Sternberg ED, Roode JC, Hunter MD. Trans‐generational parasite protection associated with paternal diet. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2015 Jan 1;84(1):310-21.

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Howard E, Davis AK. Investigating Long-Term Changes in the Spring Migration of Monarch Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Using 18 Years of Data From Journey North, a Citizen Science Program. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 2015 Sep 1;108(5):664-9.

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Steffy G. (Online Early.) Trends Observed in Fall Migrant Monarch Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) East of the Appalachian Mountains at an Inland Stopover in Southern Pennsylvania over an Eighteen Year Period. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Category: Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Nail KR, Stenoien C, Oberhauser KS. (Online Early.) Immature Monarch Survival: Effects of Site Characteristics, Density, and Time. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

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: Resource use, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Fischer SJ, Williams EH, Brower LP, Palmiotto PA. 2015. Enhancing Monarch Butterfly Reproduction by Mowing Fields of Common Milkweed. The American Midland Naturalist 173: 229-240.

Category: Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Catalán AKR. (Online Early.) The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve: An Exemplary Participative Approach? Environmental Development.

Category: GMO/toxins, Resource use, Environmental performance, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Zalucki MP, Parry, HR, and JM Zalucki. 2015. Movement and egg laying in Monarchs: To move or not to move, that is the equation. Austral Ecology 41:154-167 | https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.12285

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: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Ries L, Taron DJ, Rendon-Salinas E. (Online Early.) The Disconnect Between Summer and Winter Monarch Trends for the Eastern Migratory Population: Possible Links to Differing Drivers. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Hume AN. 2015. Myosin–a monarch of pigment transport? Pigment cell & melanoma research 28: 126-127.

Category: Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Servín-Garcidueñas LE, Martínez-Romero E. 2014. Complete Mitochondrial Genome Recovered from the Gut Metagenome of Overwintering Monarch Butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.)(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Danainae). Mitochondrial DNA 25: 427-428.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Monroe M, Frey D, Stevens S. 2014. Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count Data from 1997-2012. URL: http://www.westernmonarchcount.org/data/(accessed 11 Aug 2015)

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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.