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: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Kantola T, Tracy JL, Baum KA, Quinn MA, and RN Coulson. 2019. Spatial risk assessment of eastern monarch butterfly road mortality during autumn migration within the southern corridor. Biological Conservation 231:150-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.01.008

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: Evolution/range, Environmental performance, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Svancara LK, Abatzoglou JT, and B Waterbury. 2019. Modeling Current and Future Potential Distributions of Milkweeds and the Monarch Butterfly in Idaho. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 15 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00168

Category: Resource use, Environmental performance, Evolution/range, Migration, Population dynamics, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Dilts TE, Steele MO, Engler JD, Pelton EM, Jepsen SJ, McKnight SJ, Taylor AR, Fallon CE, Black SH, Cruz EE, Craver DR, and ML Forister. 2019. Host Plants and Climate Structure Habitat Associations of the Western Monarch Butterfly. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 29 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00188

Category: Migration, Resource use, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Saunders SP, Ries L, Neupane N, Ramirez MI, Garcia-Serrano E, Rendon-Salinas E, Zipkin EF. 2019. Multiscale seasonal factors drive the size of winter monarch colonies. PNAS https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1805114116

Category: Commentary or review, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Agrawal AA. 2019. Advances in understanding the long-term population decline of monarch butterflies. PNAS https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1903409116

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.

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: 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: GMO/toxins, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Olaya-Arenas P, and I Kaplan. 2019. Quantifying Pesticide Exposure Risk for Monarch Caterpillars on Milkweeds Bordering Agricultural Land. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 14 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00223

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: 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

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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.