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, 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: 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: Overwinter dynamics, Resource use, Habitat, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Sáenz-Ceja JE, and DR Pérez-Salicrup. 2019. Dendrochronological reconstruction of fire history in coniferous forests in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Fire Ecology 15:18 | https://doi.org/10.1186/s42408-019-0034-z

Category: Commentary or review, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Boyle JH, Dalgleish HJ, and JR Puzey. 2019Reply to Wepprich and Ries et al.: Alternative methods do not provide support for the contribution of GM crops to monarch declines. Reply to Wepprich and Ries et al.: Alternative methods do not provide support for the contribution of GM crops to monarch declines. PNAS 116(28):13749-13750 | https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1908593116

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: Migration, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Green DA, and MR Kronforst. 2019. Monarch butterflies use an environmentally sensitive, internal timer to control overwintering dynamics. Molecular Ecology 28(16):3642-3655 | https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15178

Category: Natural enemies, Natural enemies, Population dynamics, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Majewska AA, Sims S, Schneider A, Altizer S, and RJ Hall. 2019. Multiple transmission routes sustain high prevalence of a virulent parasite in a butterfly host. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 286(1910) | https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1630

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: 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

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, Habitat, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Andrew Myers, Christie A Bahlai, Douglas A Landis, Habitat Type Influences Danaus plexippus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Oviposition and Egg Survival on Asclepias syriaca (Gentianales: Apocynaceae), Environmental Entomology, Volume 48, Issue 3, June 2019, Pages 675–684, https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvz046

Category: Migration, Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Knight SM, Pitman GM, Flockhart DTT, Norris DR. 2019 Radio-tracking reveals how wind and temperature influence the pace of daytime insect migration. Biol. Lett. 15: 20190327. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0327

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Kass, J.M., Anderson, R.P., Espinosa‐Lucas, A., Juárez‐Jaimes, V., Martínez‐Salas, E., Botello, F., Tavera, G., Flores‐Martínez, J.J. and Sánchez‐Cordero, V. (2020), Biotic predictors with phenological information improve range estimates for migrating monarch butterflies in Mexico. Ecography, 43: 341-352. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.04886

Category: Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Hermann, S.L., Blackledge, C., Haan, N.L., Myers, A.T., Landis, S.A. (2019) Predators of monarch butterfly eggs and neonate larvae are more diverse than previously recognised. Scientific Reports. 9, 1-9.

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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.