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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Migration, Hostplant dynamics, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Ries L, Neupane N, Baum KA, Zipkin EF. Flying through hurricane central: impacts of hurricanes on migrants with a focus on monarch butterflies. Animal Migration. 2018 Dec 1;5(1):94-103.

Category: Natural enemies, Hostplant biology, Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Decker LE, de Roode JC, Hunter MD. 2018. Elevated atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide reduce monarch tolerance and increase parasite virulence by altering the medicinal properties of milkweeds. Ecology Letters 21(9):1353-1363

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Beslky J, Joshi NK. 2018. Assessing Role of Major Drivers in Recent Decline of Monarch Butterfly Population in North America. Frontiers in Environmental Science 6:86

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Reppert SM, de Roode JC. 2018. Demystifying Monarch Butterfly Migration. Current Biology 28(17):1009-1022

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Malcolm SB. 2018. Anthropogenic Impacts on Mortality and Population Viability of the Monarch Butterfly. Annual Review of Entomology 63:277-302.

Category: Hostplant biology, Resource use, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Petschenka G, Fei CS, Araya JJ, Schroder S, Timmermann BN, and AA Agrawal. 2018. Relative Selectivity of Plant Cardenolides for Na+/K+-ATPases From the Monarch Butterfly and Non-resistant Insects. Frontiers in Plant Science 9:1424; doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01424

Category: Natural enemies, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2018
FLOCKHART DT, Dabydeen A, Satterfield DA, Hobson KA, Wassenaar LI, Norris DR. Patterns of parasitism in monarch butterflies during the breeding season in eastern North America. Ecological Entomology. 2018 Feb;43(1):28-36.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Mouritsen H. Long-distance navigation and magnetoreception in migratory animals. Nature. 2018 Jun;558(7708):50.

Category: Physiology/behavior, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Meier AR, Hunter MD. Mycorrhizae alter toxin sequestration and performance of two specialist herbivores. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2018;6:33.

Category: Population dynamics, GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Saunders SP, Ries L, Oberhauser KS, Thogmartin WE, Zipkin EF. Local and cross‐seasonal associations of climate and land use with abundance of monarch butterflies Danaus plexippus. Ecography. 2018 Feb;41(2):278-90.

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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.