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

931 result(s)
Category: Evolution/range, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Hobson KA, Kardynal KJ, and G Koehler. 2019. Expanding the Isotopic Toolbox to Track Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Origins and Migration: On the Utility of Stable Oxygen Isotope (δ18O) Measurements. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 18 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00224

Category: Commentary or review, Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Lemelin RH and PF Jaramillo-Lopez. 2019. Orange, black, and a little bit of white is the new shade of conservation: the role of tourism in Monarch Butterfly Conservation in Mexico. Journal of Ecotourism | DOI: 10.1080/14724049.2019.1656726

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Wilcox AAE, Flockhard DTT, Newman AEM, and DR Norris. 2019. An Evaluation of Studies on the Potential Threats Contributing to the Decline of Eastern Migratory North American Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 05 April 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00099

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: Hostplant biology, Habitat, Conservation/social dimensions, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Kaul AD and BJ Wilson. 2019. Monarch butterfly host plant (milkweed Asclepias spp.) abundance varies by habitat type across 98 prairies. Restoration Ecology 03 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.12993

Category: Commentary or review, Conservation/social dimensions, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Solis-Sosa R, Semeniuk CAD, Fernandez-Lozada S, Dabrowska K, Cox S, and W Haider. 2019. Monarch Butterfly Conservation Through the Social Lens: Eliciting Public Preferences for Management Strategies Across Transboundary Nations. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 22 August 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00316

Category: Population dynamics, Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Knight SM, Norris DR, Derbyshire R, and DTT Flockhart. 2019. Strategic mowing of roadside milkweeds increases monarch butterfly oviposition. Global Ecology and Conservation 19 e00678 | https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00678

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Tenger-Trolander A, Lu W, Noyes M, and MR Kronforst. 2019. Contemporary loss of migration in monarch butterflies. PNAS 116(29):14671-14676 | https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1904690116

Category: Natural enemies, Hostplant biology, Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Decker LE, de Roode JC, Hunter MD. 2018. Elevated atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide reduce monarch tolerance and increase parasite virulence by altering the medicinal properties of milkweeds. Ecology Letters 21(9):1353-1363

Category: Migration, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Malcolm SB, Ruiz Vargas N, Rowe L, Stevens J, Armagost JE, and AC Johnson. 2018. Sequential Partial Migration Across Monarch Generations in Michigan. Animal Migration 5(1):DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ami-2018-0007

Category: Evolution/range, Physiology/behavior, Population dynamics, Resource use, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Faldyn M, Hunter MD, and BD Elderd. 2018. Climate change and an invasive, tropical milkweed: an ecological trap for monarch butterflies. Ecology 99(5):1031-1038.

Category: Evolution/range, Environmental performance, Natural enemies, Physiology/behavior, Resource use, Hostplant biology, Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Decker LE, Soule AJ, de Roode JC, and MD Hunter. 2018. Phytochemical changes in milkweed induced by elevated CO2 alter wing morphology but not toxin sequestration in monarch butterflies. Functional Ecology 2018 https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13270

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Aardema ML, and MJ Andree. 2018. Likely Extirpation of the Previously Common Milkweed Butterfly Danaus eresimus (Danaidae) from Grand Cayman Island. The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 72(4), 329-333, (1 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.72i4.a12

Category: Resource use, Hostplant dynamics, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Daniels J, Kimmel C, McClung S, Epstein S, Bremer J, and K Rossetti. 2018 Better Understanding the Potential Importance of Florida Roadside Breeding Habitat for the Monarch. Insects 9(4):137

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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.