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: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Satterfield DA, Davis AK. 2014. Variation in Wing Characteristics of Monarch Butterflies During Migration: Earlier Migrants have Redder and More Elongated Wings. Animal Migration 2: 1-7.

Category: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Manzo-Delgado L, López-García J, Alcántara-Ayala I. 2014. Role of Forest Conservation in Lessening Land Degradation in a Temperate Region: The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Journal of Environmental Management 138: 55-66.

Category: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Castellanos-Acuña D, Lindig-Cisneros RA, Silva-Farias MÁ, Sáenz-Romero C. 2014. PROVISIONAL ALTITUDINAL ZONING OF Abies religiosa IN AN AREA NEAR THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY BIOSPHERE RESERVE, MICHOACÁN. Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente XX: 215-225.

Category: Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Esquivel-Ríos S, Cruz-Jiménez G, Cadena-Inostroza C, Zizumbo-Villarreal L. 2014. Tourism as an Environmental Policy Instrument in El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Economía Sociedad y Territorio 14: 141-174.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Tillman PG, Carpenter JE. 2014. Milkweed (Gentianales: Apocynaceae): A Farmscape Resource for Increasing Parasitism of Stink Bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and Providing Nectar to Insect Pollinators and Monarch Butterflies. Environmental Entomology 43: 370-376.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Gustafsson KM. 2014. Scientific ambiguity and its consequences: a study of the iconic monarch butterfly. In 4S/ESOCITE Joint Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 20-23, 2014.

Category: Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Esquivel Rios S, Cruz Jiménez G, Zizumbo Villarreal L., Cadena Inostroza C. 2014. Governance for tourism in rural areas. Monarch butterfly biosphere reserve. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Agrícolas 5: 1631-1643.

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2014
DeChello N, Lang A. 2014. The Effects of Scales on Autorotation of Monarch Butterfly Forewings. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 59.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Rendón-Salinas E, Tavera-Alonso G. Forest surface occupied by monarch butterfly hibernation colonies in December 2013. World Wildlife Fund–Mexico report. (2014)

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Lang A., Cranford J, Conway J, Slegers N, DeChello N, Wilroy J. 2014. Flight testing of live Monarch butterflies to determine the aerodynamic benefit of butterfly scales. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 59.

Category: Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Pierce AA, de Roode JC, Altizer S, Bartel RA. 2014. Extreme heterogeneity in parasitism despite low population genetic structure among monarch butterflies inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands. PLoS ONE 9: e100061.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2014
Shahani PC, del Rao Pesado G, Schappert P, Serrano EG. In press. Monarch habitat conservation across North America: past progress and future needs in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Butterfly. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Cortez-Madrigal H. 2014. Preserving the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus l.), Preserving Natural Enemies of Pest. Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente XX: 247-253.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Rendón-Salinas E, Tavera-Alonso G. 2014. Forest surface occupied by monarch butterfly hibernation colonies in December 2013. World Wildlife Fund–Mexico report.

Category: Orientation, Migration, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Guerra PA, Gegear RJ, Reppert SM. 2014. A Magnetic Compass Aids Monarch Butterfly Migration. Nature Communications 5: 4164.

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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.