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

943 result(s)
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: Migration, Commentary or review, Population dynamics, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Grant TJ, and SP Bradbury. 2019. The Role of Modeling in Monarch Butterfly Research and Conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 31 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00197

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Ries L, Zipkin EF, and RP Guralnick. 2019. Tracking trends in monarch abundance over the 20th century is currently impossible using museum records. PNAS 116(28):13745-13748. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1904807116

Category: GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Redmond CT, Wallis L, Geis M, Williamson RC, and DA Potter. 2019. Strengths and limitations of Bacillus thuringiensis galleriae for managing Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) adults and grubs with caveats for cross‐order activity to monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) larvae. Pest Management Science 25 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5532

Category: Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Crone EE, Pelton EM, Brown LM, Thomas CC, and CB Schultz. 2019. Why are monarch butterflies declining in the West? Understanding the importance of multiple correlated drivers. 16 July 2019 | https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1975

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Lugena AB, Zhang Y, Menet JS, and C Merlin. 2019. Genome-wide discovery of the daily transcriptome, DNA regulatory elements and transcription factor occupancy in the monarch butterfly brain. PLOS Genetics July 23, 2019 | https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1008265

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Leone, J. B., Larson, D. L., Larson, J. L., Pennarola, P., & Oberhauser, K. (2019). Adult monarch (Danaus plexippus) abundance is higher in burned sites than in grazed sites. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7, 435.

Category: GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2019
James, D. G. (2019). A Neonicotinoid Insecticide at a Rate Found in Nectar Reduces Longevity but Not Oogenesis in Monarch Butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.).(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Insects, 10(9), 276.

Category: Commentary or review, Overwinter dynamics, Migration, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2019
James DG, and TA James. 2019. Migration and overwintering in Australian monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus (L.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)): A review with new observations and research needs. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society (73(3):177-190.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Sourakov, A. 2019. Opinion: the Future of Monarch Migration in Light of its Past. News of the Lepidopterists' Society 61(4):196-197

Category: Evolution/range, GMO/toxins, Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Karageorgi M, Groen SC, Sumbul F, Pelaez JN, Verster KI, Aguilar JM, Hastings AP, Bernstein SL, Matsunaga T, Astourian M, Guerra G, Rico F, Dobler S, Agrawal AA, and NK Whiteman. 2019. Genome editing retraces the evolution of toxin resistance in the monarch butterfly. Nature 574, 409-412 | doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1610-8

Category: Evolution/range, Orientation, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Billings, J. 2019. Opening a window on southwestern Monarchs: fall migrant Monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.), tagged synchronously in southeastern Arizona migrate to overwintering regions in either southern California or central Mexico. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 73(4):257-267.

Category: Environmental performance, Migration, Population dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Crewe TL, Mitchell GW, and M Larrivée. 2019. Size of the Canadian Breeding Population of Monarch Butterflies Is Driven by Factors Acting During Spring Migration and Recolonization. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution Evol., 14 August 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00308

Category: Resource use, Natural enemies, Environmental performance, Conservation/social dimensions, Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Majewska AA, Satterfield DA, Harrison RB, Altizer S, and J Hepinstall-Cymerman. 2019. Urbanization predicts infection risk by a protozoan parasite in non-migratory populations of monarch butterflies from the southern coastal U.S. and Hawaii. Landscape Ecology 34(3):649-661 | https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00799-7

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

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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.