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

957 result(s)
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: 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: 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, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Migration, Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Tracy JL, Kantola T, Baum KA, and RN Coulson. 2019 Modeling fall migration pathways and spatially identifying potential migratory hazards for the eastern monarch butterfly. Landscape Ecology 34(2):443-458 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00776-0

Category: Physiology/behavior, Evolution/range, Resource use, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Jones PL, and AA Agrawal. 2019. Beyond preference and performance: host plant selection by monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus. Oikos doi: [10.1111/oik.06001]

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: 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: GMO/toxins, Evolution/range, Hostplant dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Boyle JH, Dalgleish HJ, and JR Puzey. 2019. Monarch butterfly and milkweed declines substantially predate the use of genetically modified crops. PNAS 116(8):3006-3011.

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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.