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

979 result(s)
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: 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: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Nail KR, Drizd L and Voorhies KJ. (2019) Butterflies Across the Globe: A Synthesis of the Current Status and Characteristics of Monarch (Danaus plexippus) Populations Worldwide. Front. Ecol. Evol. 7:362. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00362

Category: Habitat, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Flores-Martínez JJ, Martínez-Pacheco A, Rendón-Salinas E, Rickards J, Sarkar S and Sánchez-Cordero V (2019) Recent Forest Cover Loss in the Core Zones of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. Front. Environ. Sci. 7:167. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2019.00167

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: Evolution/range, Population dynamics, Resource use, Habitat, Hostplant dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Waterbury B, Potter A, and LK Svancara. 2019. Monarch Butterfly Distribution and Breeding Ecology in Idaho and Washington, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 22 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00172

Category: Environmental performance, Conservation/social dimensions, Hostplant dynamics, Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Lewis AD, Bouman MJ, Winter AM, Hasle EA, Stotz DF, Johnston MK, Klinger KR, Rosenthal A, and CA Czarnecki. 2019. Does Nature Need Cities? Pollinators Reveal a Role for Cities in Wildlife Conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 21 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00220

Category: Hostplant dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Johnston MK, Hasle EM, Klinger KR, Lambruschi MP, Lewis AD, Stotz DF, Winter AM, Bouman MJ, and I Redlinski. 2019. Fronteirs in Ecology and Evolution 21 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00210

Category: Commentary or review, Overwinter dynamics, GMO/toxins, Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Pelton EM, Schultz CB, Jepsen SJ, Black SH, and EE Crone. 2019. Western Monarch Population Plummets: Status, Probable Causes, and Recommended Conservation Actions. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 03 July 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00258

Category: Overwinter dynamics, Supporting research
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Alvarez BXM, Carrera-Trevino R, and KA Hobson. 2019. Mortality of Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) at Two Highway Crossing “Hotspots” During Autumn Migration in Northeast Mexico. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 16 July 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00273

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: Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Wepprich, T. 2019. Monarch butterfly trends are sensitive to unexamined changes in museum collections over time. PNAS 116(28):13742-13744. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1903511116

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: Overwinter dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Hristov NI, Nikoladis N, Hubel TY, and LC Allen. 2019. Estimating Overwintering Monarch Butterfly Populations Using Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. | doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00266

Category: Environmental performance, Migration, Natural enemies, Resource use, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Haan NL and DA Landis. 2019. Grassland disturbance increases monarch butterfly oviposition and decreases arthropod predator abundance. Biological Conservation 233:185-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.03.007

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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.