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: 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: 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, 276. doi: 10.3390/insects10090276

Category: Resource use, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Baker AM and Potter DA (2019) Configuration and Location of Small Urban Gardens Affect Colonization by Monarch Butterflies. Front. Ecol. Evol. 7:474. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00474

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
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: 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: 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: 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, 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: 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.